Parish of Eday & Pharay in 1841

The person appointed by the Sheriff to divide the Parish was Stewart Logie and the Minister of Stronsay and Eday was John Simpson both were resident in Stronsay; see Stronsay for further details.
No persons were listed as sleeping outside or in boats, barns etc.

Enumeration District 1 containing 42 houses with Enumerator Andrew Davidson is described as:
So much of the parish of Eday as lies on the north west part of the island called Goush and Cushbay.

Enumeration District 2 containing 57 houses with Enumerator John Begg is described as:
So much of the parish of Eday as lies on the north east part of the island comprehending Calfsound and Millbounds extending south to the sand of London and lying east of No 1.

Enumeration District 3 containing 49 houses with Enumerator William Linklater is described as:
So much of the parish of Eday lying south of No 2 comprehending Skail Garth Backaland and Venus.

Enumeration District 4 containing 45 houses with Enumerator John Hourston is described as:
So much of the parish of Eday as comprehends the south and west sides including Fersness lying westward of No 3.

Stewart Logie as Person appointed to divide the Parish recorded the following remarks:

The total population of the Island of Eday is944
and of Island of North Pharay67
 1011
By the census of 1831 it was756
Increase255

This increase arises from the settlement of 13 families in the Island of Eday who removed from the Island of North Ronaldsay in this County, and from the success of the Cod and Herring fisheries, since the period of last census tending to promote the population.

Enumeration District 5 containing 14 houses with Enumerator James Harcus is described as:
The rest of the parish of Eday and Pharay called the Island of Pharay lying west of No 1 and North of No 4 being separated from the Island of Eday by Fersness Bay or Harbour.

Stewart Logie as Person appointed to divide the Parish recorded the following remarks:

The total population of the Island of North Pharay is67
ditto of the Island of Eday944
sum of these 1011
ditto of the Island of Stronsay1220
ditto of Papa Stronsay28
ditto of Holm of Midgarth6
 2265
The total population of these Islands by the census of 1831 was 1827
Increase438

This increase is chiefly attributable to the success of the Cod and Herring fisheries, and to the removal of several families from the Islands of North Ronaldsay and Fair Isle, and from the County of Caithness, who have settled in the Island of Eday and in the Island of Stronsay since the last census.

Certified by John Simpson Minister of Stronsay and Eday

Remarks of Sheriff
Compared and collated with Household Schedules and approved of
Chas Shirreff  Sheriff Substitute of Orkney