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Alexander Clark in Aberdeenshire in the 1881 Census

Details of Alexander Clark of Auldlaithers, Fintray, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Alexander

Last name

Clark

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Widower

Gender

Male

Age

63

Birth year

1818

Occupation

Farmer Of 56 Acres

Birth town

Birth county

Aberdeenshire

Birth place

Scotland

Street

Auldlaithers

Town

Parish

Fintray

County

Aberdeenshire

Country

Scotland

Registration district

Fintray

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

George

Last name

Clark

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

24

Birth year

1857

Occupation

Farm Servant

Birth place

Aberdeenshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Mary

Last name

Clark

Relationship

-

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

24

Birth year

1857

Occupation

-

Birth place

Aberdeenshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Alexander

Last name

Clark

Relationship

Grandson

Marital status

-

Gender

Male

Age

2

Birth year

1879

Occupation

-

Birth place

Aberdeenshire, Scotland

First name(s)

George

Last name

Clark

Relationship

Grandson

Marital status

-

Gender

Male

Age

0

Birth year

1881

Occupation

-

Birth place

Aberdeenshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Helen

Last name

Murray

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

19

Birth year

1862

Occupation

Domestic General Lab

Birth place

Dyce, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Alexander

Last name

Brunner

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

-

Gender

Male

Age

14

Birth year

1867

Occupation

Farm Servt

Birth place

Turriff, Aberdeenshire, 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 Clark family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Alexander Clark and 6 other people

Clark family summary

NAME
Alexander Clark
BORN
1818
BIRTH COUNTY
Aberdeenshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Fintray, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
An original census record
An original census record

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