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Alexander Donald in Aberdeenshire in the 1881 Census

Details of Alexander Donald of Backward, Fintray, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Alexander

Last name

Donald

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

70

Birth year

1811

Occupation

Farmer Of 94 Ac Arable

Birth town

Chapel of Garioch

Birth county

Aberdeenshire

Birth place

Scotland

Street

Backward

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)

Barbara

Last name

Donald

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

50

Birth year

1831

Occupation

Farmers Wife

Birth place

Monymusk, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Alexander

Last name

Donald

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

24

Birth year

1857

Occupation

Farmers Son

Birth place

Aberdeenshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Barbara

Last name

Donald

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

20

Birth year

1861

Occupation

Farmers Daughter

Birth place

Aberdeenshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Jane

Last name

Donald

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

19

Birth year

1862

Occupation

Farmers Daughter

Birth place

Aberdeenshire, Scotland

First name(s)

William

Last name

Donald

Relationship

Son

Marital status

-

Gender

Male

Age

10

Birth year

1871

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Aberdeenshire, Scotland

First name(s)

William

Last name

Farquhar

Relationship

Relative

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

64

Birth year

1817

Occupation

Agricultr Labourer

Birth place

Monymusk, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Mary

Last name

Farquhar

Relationship

Relative

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

27

Birth year

1854

Occupation

Domestic Servant

Birth place

Monymusk, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Alexander

Last name

Taylor

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

25

Birth year

1856

Occupation

Farm Servant

Birth place

Aberdeenshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Alexander

Last name

Cumming

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

15

Birth year

1866

Occupation

Farm Servant

Birth place

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 Donald family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Alexander Donald and 9 other people

Donald family summary

NAME
Alexander Donald
BORN
1811
BIRTH COUNTY
Aberdeenshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Fintray, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
An original census record
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