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Alexander MacKay in Isle of Wight, Hampshire in the 1881 Census

Details of Alexander MacKay of Grove Road, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England

First name(s)

Alexander

Last name

MacKay

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

65

Birth year

1816

Occupation

Minster Free Church Scotland

Birth town

Birth county

Birth place

Scotland

Street

Grove Road

Town

Parish

Ventnor

County

Isle of Wight, Hampshire

Country

England

Registration district

Isle of Wight

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Anna M

Last name

Blackie

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

50

Birth year

1831

Occupation

-

Birth place

Scotland

First name(s)

Olivia V

Last name

MacKay

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

23

Birth year

1858

Occupation

-

Birth place

Scotland

First name(s)

Clara G

Last name

MacKay

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

16

Birth year

1865

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Scotland

First name(s)

Bridgett

Last name

Tangney

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

28

Birth year

1853

Occupation

Dom Serv

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 MacKay family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Alexander MacKay and 4 other people

MacKay family summary

NAME
Alexander MacKay
BORN
1816
BIRTH COUNTY
-
ADDRESS IN 1881
Ventnor, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England
An original census record
An original census record

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