Comann Eachdraichd Uig

Population of Uig, 1749, 1755 and 1792

Rev Norman Morrison, second minister at Uig, reported that his parish (incorporating Bernera) consists of 259 families and 1247 souls, of which 1053 were examinable persons.  He mentions that there are not eight who can read the scriptures and there are no schools or catechists.

According Dr Webster’s first Scottish census, in 1755 the population of parish was 1312.

In August of 1792, according to the Old Statiscal Account, there were 387 families in Uig, and 1898 souls:

898 males
1000 females
314 under six years of age
342 between 6 and 14
990 between 14 and 60
and 252 over 60.

Of these, there were:

275 netmakers
299 kelpmakers
26 weavers
9 wrights
7 tailors
and 3 smiths

There were 73 fishing boats and the following livestock:

641 calves
914 milk cows
2007 cattle
5004 sheep
304 goats
and 682 horses.