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Sinclair in Lanarkshire in the 1881 Census

Details of Sinclair of 128 North Street, Barony, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Last name

Sinclair

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

44

Birth year

1837

Occupation

Sale Shop

Birth town

Birth county

Argyllshire

Birth place

Scotland

Street

128 North Street

Town

Parish

Barony

County

Lanarkshire

Country

Scotland

Registration district

Kelvin

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Christina

Last name

Sinclair

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

12

Birth year

1869

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Bridge of Allan, Stirlingshire, Scotland

First name(s)

John

Last name

Sinclair

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

10

Birth year

1871

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Bridge of Allan, Stirlingshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Charles

Last name

Sinclair

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

4

Birth year

1877

Occupation

-

Birth place

-

First name(s)

Jeanie

Last name

Sinclair

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

-

Gender

Female

Age

-

Birth year

-

Occupation

-

Birth place

-

About the 1881 England Wales and Scotland Census

When the 1881 census was taken on April 3rd, the total population of England, Wales and Scotland was recorded as 29,707,207. The First Boer War ended only weeks before the 1881 census.

As with any historical research, the golden rule of family history is to check the original record, or "primary source", wherever possible. We have provided clear images of the original census enumeration books for you to view once you've found the right family in the indexes.

When using census returns, once you have located your ancestor in the census, you should then view the original images to validate your findings. The image of the original document will also help you see the household in the context of surrounding households as all the information will be provided in one clear place, as it was originally written down.

The original documents would have been given to your ancestor several days before 3 April, and the head of household would have been asked to fill in the details for anyone who would have been residing at that address on the census date. If the head of the household was unable to read or write, the enumerator - a literate person who would be collecting the census forms - would help fill in the details. Because of this, however, you may note mistakes that were made, such as name spellings. It should also be noted that many people were often economical with the truth when it came to their ages.

Note: the census includes details of people resident in docked vessels and institutions such as prisons, workhouses, hospitals, and barracks, as well as individual households.

See the whole Sinclair family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Sinclair and 4 other people

Sinclair family summary

NAME
Sinclair
BORN
1837
BIRTH COUNTY
Argyllshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Barony, Lanarkshire, Scotland
An original census record
An original census record

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