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Alex Harvie in Lanarkshire in the 1881 Census

Details of Alex Harvie of Elmbank Ct, Barony, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Alex

Last name

Harvie

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

78

Birth year

1803

Occupation

Retired Grain Merch

Birth town

Birth county

Stirlingshire

Birth place

Scotland

Street

Elmbank Ct

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)

Mary

Last name

Harvie

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

78

Birth year

1803

Occupation

-

Birth place

Ayrshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Elisabeth

Last name

Harvie

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

33

Birth year

1848

Occupation

-

Birth place

Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Mary

Last name

Robertson

Relationship

Visitor

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

69

Birth year

1812

Occupation

Visitor

Birth place

Ayrshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Jane

Last name

McDonald

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

30

Birth year

1851

Occupation

Cook

Birth place

Invernessshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Mary

Last name

Campbell

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

25

Birth year

1856

Occupation

House Maid

Birth place

Perthshire, 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 Harvie family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Alex Harvie and 5 other people

Harvie family summary

NAME
Alex Harvie
BORN
1803
BIRTH COUNTY
Stirlingshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Barony, Lanarkshire, Scotland
An original census record
An original census record

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