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Wigtownshire Parish Populations

The population of the parishes of Wigtownshire, from 1755 to 1961.

  1755 1801 1811 1821 1831 1841 1851 1861 1871 1881 1891 1901 1911 1921 1931 1951 1961
 
Wigtownshire 16466 22918 26891 33240 36300 39195 43389 42095 38830 38611 36062 32685 31998 30783 29331 31620  
 
Glasserton 809 860 1047 1057 1194 1253 1487 1472 1196 1203 1154 887 920 842 771 591  
Inch 1513 1577 1831 2386 2521 2950 3122 3469 3268 3766 3981 3876 4000 3761 3966 5283  
Kirkcolm 765 1191 1465 1821 1896 1973 2018 1860 1948 1847 1705 1506 1507 1396 1388 1635  
Kirkcowan 795 787 1006 1283 1374 1423 1541 1434 1352 1307 1263 1153 1244 1129 977 869  
Kirkinner 792 1160 1433 1488 1514 1769 1914 1716 1548 1597 1455 1255 1206 1156 1004 1039  
Kirkmaiden 1051 1613 1719 2210 2051 2202 2681 2333 2507 2446 2192 1943 1792 1723 1554 1257  
Leswalt 652 1329 1705 2332 2636 2712 3021 2701 2496 2635 2320 2270 2405 2357 2376 5197  
Mochrum 828 1113 1345 1871 2105 2539 2946 2694 2450 2315 2166 1958 1822 1667 1478 1284  
New Luce 459 368 457 609 628 652 791 731 661 706 588 557 481 429 423 296  
Old Luce 1509 1221 1536 1957 2180 2448 2841 2800 2449 2447 2517 2157 2096 2171 2052 1918  
Penninghame 1509 2569 2847 3090 3461 3672 4155 4061 3940 3940 3593 3356 3059 2839 2924 2803  
Portpatrick 551 1090 1302 1818 2239 2043 1963 2189 1492 1285 1219 1136 1097 1495 1101 1063  
Sorbie 986 1091 1265 1319 1412 1700 1886 1814 1667 1696 1563 1373 1354 1179 1096 1117  
Stoneykirk 1193 1848 2364 3133 2966 3062 3321 3228 2993 2766 2703 2420 2279 2320 2092 2285  
Stranraer 610 1722 1923 2463 3329 3440 3877 4022 3651 3528 3158 2856 2886 2723 2802 1465  
Whithorn 1412 1904 1935 2361 2415 2795 3001 2934 2906 2929 2574 2235 2140 1989 1796 1910  
Wigtown 1032 1475 1711 2042 2337 2562 2824 2637 2306 2198 1911 1747 1710 1607 1531 1608  

Stranraer soon outgrew its parish boundaries. The burgh expanded to include part of Leswalt parish to the west, and Inch parish to the east. The registration district of Stranraer, created in 1855, more closely reflects the size of the burgh. Figures for the registration district are:
Stranraer registration district, comprising: 6315 6004 6415 6193 6036 6444 6138 6527    
    Stranraer parish 3980 3615 3455 3136 2829 2836 2708 2732    
    part of Inch parish 1009 1079 1506 1820 1889 2140 1973 2223    
    part of Leswalt parish 1284 1274 1381 1215 1291 1418 1457 1502    
    shipping 42 36 73 22 27 50 11 70    
  • Account of the Number of People in Scotland in the Year 1755 by Alexander Webster (in Scottish History Society Publications, Third Series, vol. XLIV, 1952).
  • A Vision of Britain and Histpop.