JOHN McINTOSH, First house on east side of Dalcharn.
Lot: the lot lies northward of the house, which has merely a garden at the back of it No.1 of plan 1829 Then arable 3.2.8 and in pasture 5.1.9 together 8.2.17. Has taken in since 1829 fully an acre and a half and drained a great deal More however could still be trenched, tho the ground is wet and mossy Rent £4 9s. 5d.
House: a pretty good one, chimney in one end with Highland couples his mother with a daughter occupies one end of the house.
Family: Tenant 35 years old, a dyker and excellent labourer (John Macintosh c.1811-1865), married to the Ground Officers daughter (Nancy Mackay 1816-1900) has three children, a boy aged 18 months (John 1843-), and two girls, one 6 (Jessie 1836-1911) and the other 4 (Catherine 1840-1907) Has in another end of the house, his mother, a woman of 54 apt to be sickly (Catherine Munro widow of John Macintosh), and her daughter aged 25 (not yet identified). Stock: 4 cows, 8 sheep, 2 ponies.
(My Reference 2895)
HUGH NICOL, Second tenants house on east side of Dalcharn.
Lot: to the north of the house No.2 of plan 1829 Then arable 3.1.9 and in pasture 2.2.0 in all 5.3.9 Nearly the whole taken in and very little remains to be done Has likewise drained a great deal Rent £6 3s. 9d. Really a good lot and well attended to Has likewise dyked and trenched a good garden at the back of his house.
House: a new tenantry one divided by Boxbeds - lofted over rooms thatched.
Family: tenant about 74 (Hugh Nicol 1769-1857) has a wife (Christina Gunn) and two daughters, one (Marion Nicol 1808-1890) married to WILLIAM REID, Braetongue, and the other (Ann Nicol 1811-1897) to Murdoch MACDONALD, Achneiskich Has in the house with him two daughters aged 25 (Catherine Nicol c.1818-1897) and 22 (Forbes Nicol c.1821-1891 m. Paul Chisholm), and a son of 20 (unidentified - check 1841 census) All healthy and active Constantly working upon their Lot. Stock: 5 cows, 1 stirk, 22 sheep, 3 ponies.
(My Reference 2698)
GEORGE MACKAY, Third tenants house in Dalcharn First on S.E. side.
Lot in front of House No.3 of plan 1829 Then arable 3.0.29 and in pasture 2.13.15, in all 6.0.4 Has taken in one way and another about an acre since 1829 tho twice the quantity might still be put under crop. There are however a good many stoney places and the trenching would be expensive Has likewise drained a good deal in the lower part of the lot. Rent £5 7s. 9d. Has a garden behind.
House: a new tenantry one heather thatched divided into three apartments lofted - and room floored with wood - room nicely plastered.
Family: tenant a dyker of 55 years of age (George Mackay 1788-1857) has a wife (Sophia Mackay 1790-1855) and nine children in the house three sons 28, 18 and 13 (Alexander, William and Hugh), and six daughters 25, 22, 15, 12, 11 and 7 (Annabella, Isabella, Margaret, Neilina, Helen and Elizabeth) one of the sons the one of 18 in rather delicate health (William, assume died bef.1855) has another son (John 1815-1890), married , who lives with his Father-in-law (Alex Mackay) at Strathan Skerray. The sons, except the eldest who is a mason, all labourers. Stock; 2 cows, 1 stirk, 18 sheep, 2 ponies.
(My Reference 3546)
Family: Tenant (Alexander Manson 1808-1860; wife Johan Mackay 1818-1860), 37, good labourer, married twice, three daughters, 7, 4, 2 (Effy, Lexy and Hughina, all by first wife Jane Mackay). Has also in house his mother aged 60 (Sophia/Effy Mackay), a brother of 20 (unidentified) and a brother of 18 (Wilson Manson), likewise his maternal grandmother, a frail woman of about 80 or upwards (iunidentified - check 1841). The mother occupies a separate end of the house. Stock: 4 cows, 16 sheep, 2 ponies.
(My Reference 2764)
Widow JOHN MACKAY (Blandie) (Barbara Macleod), has a bothie in the North east corner of George Mackays lot, who is her son is about 80 and seldom out of bed is thought to be on the Poors Roll. Has a daughter living with her, a healthy woman of 45 or 46 has a small bit of land from her son. Stock: 1 cow.
(My Reference 3846)
Much has been done here since the Lots were laid out, and most of the tenants have great credit for their exertions Still the land is good susceptible of more extended cultivation and the trenching etc. should therefore be continued With a view to this and for the benefit of the tenants, a premium of a pick will be given to the tenant who takes in the greatest quantity of land before the 1st of April next - provided always that the improvement actually made be to such an extent as in the opinion of the Factor to deserve such a marked notice.