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Alexander Clark in Fife in the 1881 Census

Details of Alexander Clark of Letham, Monimail, Fife, Scotland

First name(s)

Alexander

Last name

Clark

Relationship

Brother

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

19

Birth year

1862

Occupation

Shoemaker

Birth town

Newburgh

Birth county

Fife

Birth place

Scotland

Street

Letham

Town

Parish

Monimail

County

Fife

Country

Scotland

Registration district

Monimail

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Robert

Last name

Clark

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

23

Birth year

1858

Occupation

Shoemaker

Birth place

Newburgh, Fife, 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.

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See the whole Clark family in this 1881 Census record

Includes Alexander Clark and 1 other people

NAME
Alexander Clark
BORN
1862
BIRTH COUNTY
Fife
ADDRESS IN 1881
Monimail, Fife, Scotland
An original census record

This census includes:

  • Details of all household members
  • Birth dates & locations
  • Occupations
  • Full house address

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