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Adam Gourlay in Roxburghshire in the 1881 Census

Details of Adam Gourlay of The Manse High Street, Lilliesleaf, Roxburghshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Adam

Last name

Gourlay

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

78

Birth year

1803

Occupation

Minister (Of Lilliesliap) ?

Birth town

Ancrum

Birth county

Roxburghshire

Birth place

Scotland

Street

The Manse High Street

Town

Parish

Lilliesleaf

County

Roxburghshire

Country

Scotland

Registration district

Lilliesleaf

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Margaret

Last name

Gourlay

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

67

Birth year

1814

Occupation

-

Birth place

Morayshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Maria N

Last name

Gourlay

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

31

Birth year

1850

Occupation

-

Birth place

Lilliesleaf, Roxburghshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Martha

Last name

Philips

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

17

Birth year

1864

Occupation

Domestic Serv

Birth place

Kilsyth, Stirlingshire, Scotland

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 Gourlay family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Adam Gourlay and 3 other people

Gourlay family summary

NAME
Adam Gourlay
BORN
1803
BIRTH COUNTY
Roxburghshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Lilliesleaf, Roxburghshire, Scotland
An original census record
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