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Alexander Henderson in Lanarkshire in the 1881 Census

Details of Alexander Henderson of 257 Main Street, Maryhill, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Alexander

Last name

Henderson

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

47

Birth year

1834

Occupation

Grocer (Master Employing 2 Men)

Birth town

Denny

Birth county

Stirlingshire

Birth place

Scotland

Street

257 Main Street

Town

Parish

Maryhill

County

Lanarkshire

Country

Scotland

Registration district

Maryhill

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Jane Jenkins

Last name

Henderson

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

52

Birth year

1829

Occupation

-

Birth place

Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

William Jenkins

Last name

Henderson

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

23

Birth year

1858

Occupation

Grocer's Assistant

Birth place

Maryhill, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

James M

Last name

Henderson

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

21

Birth year

1860

Occupation

Architectural Draughtsman

Birth place

Maryhill, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Alexander

Last name

Henderson

Relationship

Son

Marital status

-

Gender

Male

Age

14

Birth year

1867

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Maryhill, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Jeanie

Last name

Clow

Relationship

House Keeper

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

29

Birth year

1852

Occupation

House Keeper

Birth place

Paisley, Renfrewshire, 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 Henderson family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Alexander Henderson and 5 other people

Henderson family summary

NAME
Alexander Henderson
BORN
1834
BIRTH COUNTY
Stirlingshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Maryhill, Lanarkshire, Scotland
An original census record
An original census record

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