Place:North Ronaldshay, Orkney, Scotland

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NameNorth Ronaldshay
Alt namesNorth Ronaldsay
TypeIsland
Coordinates59.37339°N 2.42583°W
Located inOrkney, Scotland
Also located inCross and Burness, Orkney, Scotland     ( - 1831)
Stronsay, Orkney, Scotland     (1615 - 1615)
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North Ronaldsay is the northernmost of the Orkney Islands and, with an area of , is the fourteenth largest.

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Parish

The island was listed as part of the parish of Stronsay in 1615, although it was later part of the United parish of Place:Cross and Burness, Orkney, Scotland, which were two of the three original parishes of Sanday Island.[1] In 1831 North Ronaldshay was created a "quod sacra" parish in its own right. [2]

Population

Year Population Comments Link
1693 220 Using 1.6 multiplier Poll Tax returns of 1693 for North Ronaldshay, Orkney, Scotland
1787 384 Increased since early 1700s due to Kelp Statistical Account of Scotland, 1791
1791 420 Statistical Account of Scotland
1811 384 Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland, Frances Groome, 1884
1831 522
1841 481 "ten families have left the island since
1841 amounting I believe to about 60 individuals"
[1]
1861 532
1871 539
1881 547
1891 501
1931 298
1961 161
1981 109
1991 92
2001 70
2011 72

Divisions

For more information see Settlements in North Ronaldshay, Orkney, Scotland
Map naming the six townships in blue and the various crofts in red (click here for larger view)
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Map naming the six townships in blue and the various crofts in red (click here for larger view)

The island is divided into six "townships". North of the Matches Dyke are Ancumstoun and East North Yard; between Matches Dyke and the Muckle Gersty is Linklet and south of the Muckle Gersty are Bustatoun, Hollandstoun and Nesstoun.[3]


References

  1. Island Saga, the Story of North Ronaldshay, Mary A Scott, page 130
  2. The National Gazetteer (1868)
  3. Island Saga, the Story of North Ronaldshay, Mary A Scott, page 58