WILLIAM MACKAY First house on the west of Scullomy road.
Lot: No.1 of plan 1829 then arable 2.1.22 and in pasture 5.0.12, in all 7.1.34 Has taken in fully a rood since 1829 and little more could now be advantageously done - has likewise drained a good deal and has a good garden Lot forms the angle between the Scullomy and Thurso road and is all dyked in except a patch to the south of the Thurso road near the bridge has likewise a share of about an acre of improved ground on the Strath Tongue Common along the north side of the Dalcharn March Rent £5 14s. 2d.
House: one of the new Tenantry ones slated, floored and double probably about the best in the country [i.e. locally].
Tenant: the tenant about 74 a miller wife dead (Ann Matheson) has two daughters married one to WILLIAM SUTHERLAND, tenant, Strathtongue (Christina 1800-1860), and the other to JOHN MACKAY, Strathmore Skerray (Jane 1794-1883) has in the house with him his only son, PETER MACKAY, mason (Peter Mackay 1804-aft.1881), who is married (Hughina Ross 1802-1872) and has two children a son of 12 years old (Andrew) and a daughter of 16 (Catherine 1828-1919) Has also in the house, whom he supports, a distant relative named JAMES MACKAY who is about 70 years of age and draws a trifle from the Poors Box has likewise a servant girl, a daughter of Widow MANSON of Coldbacky (Georgina Manson 1861-1909), and a grandson (28) who works as a labourer for his uncle Peter.
Stock: 4 cows, 1 stirk, 22 sheep, 2 ponies.
WILLIAM MUNRO, First house to the south of the Thurso road.
Lot: No.2 of plan 1829 then arable 2.1.20 and in pasture 0.1.15 in all 2.2.35 seemingly exclusive of the garden to the North of the line of the lot has drained a great deal and taken in about 12 falls nothing more could be trenched, tho some drains are still required near the House Rent £3 10s. 6d.
House: a new tenantry one thatched divided into three apartments by clay partition joisted but not lofted.
Family: tenant about 40 (William Munro 1806-1889) a good and active labourer Has a wife (Barbara Sutherland 1796-1860) and one daughter 12 years old (Marion Munro 1831-) likewise in the house a daughter of his wifes, who was married before to a ROBERT MACKAY, aged 22 (Ann Mackay 1821-). Stock: 3 cows, 7 sheep, 1 pony.
Robert MACKAY, Second tenants house to south of Thurso road.
House: a new tenantry built in 1842 tho not yet put into Melioration book thatched, divided, joisted and lofted over room which is floored - not yet plastered.
Lot: No.3 of plan 1829 then 2.1.20 arable and 0.2.27 in pasture - Total 3.0.7. About 12 falls in middle brought in last year and a little more could be done there should also be an open drain down the lot Rent £4 16s. 10d.
Family: Tenant about 42 years of age (Robert Mackay 1800-1872) and a hard working carpenter has a wife (Johan Macleod 1802-1872) and six children three boys, 17, 15 and 8 , and three daughters, 17 (a twin), 10 and 7 (Twins Sackville and Ann, 1827, then Angusina 1836, Robert 1834, Hughina 1836 and John 1837 - not exact to Mr Horsburgh's list). Stock: 1 cow, 8 sheep, 1 pony.
WILLIAM SUTHERLAND, Third tenants house to south of Thurso road.
Lot: half of No.4 of plan 1829 occupied run-ridge with next tenant, JOHN ROSS it may however be said to contain 1.0.20 arable and 1.1.35 little done since, tho susceptible of great improvement it would be much better divided than as it is tenant however by [no] means active - Has a garden or rather two small ones Rent £1 12s. 3d.
House: a very poor one of the old description.
Family: Tenant about 53 years of age (William Sutherland 1792-1862) sickly a labourer and not very active has a wife (Christina Mackay 1800-1860) and five children two boys 12 and 7 (Alexander 1831-1912, William 1836-) girls 20, 17 and 14 (Ann 1823-1901, Marion 1825-1900, Elizabeth 1829-). Stock: 2 cows, 1 stirk, 8 sheep.
JOHN ROSS Third tenants' house to south of Thurso road.
Lot: half of No.4 of plan 1829 Occupied run-ridge with next tenant, WILLIAM SUTHERLAND it contains however about 1.-.20 arable and 1.1.35 in pasture little or nothing done since, tho the lot could admit of being much improved it ought however to be divided Rent £1 12s. 3d.
House: a poor one on the old construction.
Family: tenant a frail old man of 78 years of age (John Ross c.1766-bef.1855) is ruptured and unable to work Works a little at the land is married (Henrietta Mackenzie c.1766-bef.1855) has two sons married, one in Clashaidy (George Ross 1793-1868) and another in Blandie (Donald Ross 1804-1849), likewise a daughter married to HUGH MACKAY, Lamigo (Catherine Ross 1800-1875) has with him in the house a sickly daughter of 52 years of age (Elizabeth Ross 1792-1859) also a sister of his own (Isabella Ross c.1769-1855, widow of John Munro), a very infirm tenant of 76, who is said to get something from the Poors Roll only one apartment. Stock: 3 cows, 1 poney.
CHRISTY MACKAY, has a pretty decent house and garden on the common behind ROBERT MACKAYs lot age about 40 - is on the Poors Roll - not strong - got pasture ground etc. from the neighbours - has living with her a daughter of a nephew now living in Caithness - the girl is about 6 years old.
The Strathtongue people have a commonty to themselves in addition to the Hill of 10.2.2, of about there was arable in 1829 0.2.2 the arable ground appears to be now more than doubled, as it was divided by the Inquest among the tenants about the year 1830.