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Alex Kirton in Banffshire in the 1881 Census

Details of Alex Kirton of Coxton Farm, Ordiquhill, Banffshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Alex

Last name

Kirton

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

25

Birth year

1856

Occupation

Farmer Of 50 Acres

Birth town

Ordiquhill

Birth county

Banffshire

Birth place

Scotland

Street

Coxton Farm

Town

Parish

Ordiquhill

County

Banffshire

Country

Scotland

Registration district

Ordiquhill

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

George

Last name

McBain

Relationship

Brother-In-Law

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

29

Birth year

1852

Occupation

Farm Serv

Birth place

Marnoch, Banffshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Elizabeth

Last name

McBain

Relationship

Sister

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

26

Birth year

1855

Occupation

Housekeeper

Birth place

Ordiquhill, Banffshire, Scotland

First name(s)

George

Last name

McBain

Relationship

Nephew

Marital status

-

Gender

Male

Age

0

Birth year

1881

Occupation

-

Birth place

Ordiquhill, Banffshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Helen

Last name

Milton

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

21

Birth year

1860

Occupation

General Serv (Domestic)

Birth place

Banffshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Alex

Last name

Stewart

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

16

Birth year

1865

Occupation

Railway Porter

Birth place

Banffshire, Scotland

First name(s)

John

Last name

McPherson

Relationship

Lodger

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

19

Birth year

1862

Occupation

Railway Porter

Birth place

Banffshire, 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 Kirton family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Alex Kirton and 6 other people

Kirton family summary

NAME
Alex Kirton
BORN
1856
BIRTH COUNTY
Banffshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Ordiquhill, Banffshire, Scotland
An original census record
An original census record

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