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Alexander Downie in Banffshire in the 1881 Census

Details of Alexander Downie of Old Cornhill, Ordiquhill, Banffshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Alexander

Last name

Downie

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

47

Birth year

1834

Occupation

Crofter Of 4 Acres

Birth town

Birth county

Aberdeenshire

Birth place

Scotland

Street

Old Cornhill

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)

Ann

Last name

Downie

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

50

Birth year

1831

Occupation

Crofter's Wife

Birth place

Fordyce, Banffshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Margaret

Last name

Downie

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

-

Gender

Female

Age

13

Birth year

1868

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Fordyce, Banffshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Alexander

Last name

Downie

Relationship

Son

Marital status

-

Gender

Male

Age

8

Birth year

1873

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Ordiquhill, 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 Downie family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Alexander Downie and 3 other people

Downie family summary

NAME
Alexander Downie
BORN
1834
BIRTH COUNTY
Aberdeenshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Ordiquhill, Banffshire, Scotland
An original census record
An original census record

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