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Alexander Hamilton in Lanarkshire in the 1881 Census

Details of Alexander Hamilton of 234 Possill Road, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Alexander

Last name

Hamilton

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

64

Birth year

1817

Occupation

Iron Moulder

Birth town

Glasgow

Birth county

Lanarkshire

Birth place

Scotland

Street

234 Possill Road

Town

Parish

County

Lanarkshire

Country

Scotland

Registration district

Milton

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Ellen

Last name

Hamilton

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

-

Gender

Female

Age

55

Birth year

1826

Occupation

-

Birth place

Ireland

First name(s)

Ellen

Last name

Hamilton

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

23

Birth year

1858

Occupation

Power Loom Weaver

Birth place

Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Janet

Last name

Hamilton

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

21

Birth year

1860

Occupation

Power Loom Weaver

Birth place

Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Margaret

Last name

Hamilton

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

18

Birth year

1863

Occupation

Power Loom Weaver

Birth place

Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Isabella

Last name

Hamilton

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

-

Gender

Female

Age

16

Birth year

1865

Occupation

Power Loom Weaver

Birth place

Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Alexander

Last name

Hamilton

Relationship

Son

Marital status

-

Gender

Male

Age

14

Birth year

1867

Occupation

Office Boy

Birth place

Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

John

Last name

Laws

Relationship

Boarder

Marital status

Widower

Gender

Male

Age

57

Birth year

1824

Occupation

Labourer

Birth place

Ireland

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 Hamilton family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Alexander Hamilton and 7 other people

Hamilton family summary

NAME
Alexander Hamilton
BORN
1817
BIRTH COUNTY
Lanarkshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Lanarkshire, Scotland
An original census record
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