In the Statistical Account by Sir John Sinclair,
published a year or so after 1795, there appears details of the
Parish of Ardnaraurchan, and figures are given for Ardnamurchan
 for Stuart (Sunart  JD?), for Noidart and for Arisaig
and South Morar. It appears from the figures given that prior to
the emigrations of 1772 and 1790  the total population of Moidart
was over 1200 but by reason of the emigrations to America, the total
in 1795, was only 712. We know that in 1864 the total had risen
again to 1100, but this was cut in half in the following two years
by a large emigration to Melbourne.
I now give some figures from the Statistical Reports: (1795)
Males 829
Souls 712 Females 383 712
No. of families 132

Farmers paying more than £60 6

Population in 1765 738

" " less
than £50 60

Ho. of Priests 5

House and 2

Total of Roman Catholics 693

Weavers (male) 5

" "
Established Church 17

" (female)
8

Merchants 1

Tailors 5

Petty Shop Keepers 1

Millers 1

Whisky House Keepers 1

Seamen in the 5 small vessels 6

Smithies 1

Seminarians (R C) 1

Soldiers now serving in the army 20

Private Teachers 1

Emigrated to America 250

Young Persons being taught Latin 8

in 1790 & 1791


No. of Poor 20

Slated houses built before 1780 2

Cottages built Cash

" "
since 1780 4

with lime 6


Small Boats 37


" Vessels
2


Carts 5


Ploughs 3


Ploughs 3


Draught horses 24


Cattle 1151 (incl.
Arisaig)


Sheep, better sort 11750
"


Sheep, inferior 1000
"


Goats 800
"




Annual Produce


Potatoes 4000 Bbls.


Oats with fodder 300 Bales


Caloes 383


Lambs, better 3916


lambs, inferior 333


Foals 12


Sea Fisheries, value £50


