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Alexander McAllister in Lanarkshire in the 1881 Census

Details of Alexander McAllister of Dobbies Loan, Barony, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Alexander

Last name

McAllister

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

51

Birth year

1830

Occupation

Coal Carter

Birth town

Campbeltown

Birth county

Argyllshire

Birth place

Scotland

Street

Dobbies Loan

Town

Parish

Barony

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)

Ann

Last name

McAllister

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

39

Birth year

1842

Occupation

Coal Carter's Wife

Birth place

Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Alexander

Last name

McAllister

Relationship

Son

Marital status

-

Gender

Male

Age

9

Birth year

1872

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Greenock, Renfrewshire, Scotland

First name(s)

George

Last name

McAllister

Relationship

Son

Marital status

-

Gender

Male

Age

7

Birth year

1874

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

William

Last name

Fraser

Relationship

Lodger

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

57

Birth year

1824

Occupation

Water Office Navvy

Birth place

Invernessshire, Scotland

First name(s)

James

Last name

Robertson

Relationship

Lodger

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

55

Birth year

1826

Occupation

Water Office Navvy

Birth place

Ross & Cromarty, Scotland

First name(s)

Michael

Last name

Hughes

Relationship

Lodger

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

26

Birth year

1855

Occupation

Miner (Linker)

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 McAllister family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Alexander McAllister and 6 other people

McAllister family summary

NAME
Alexander McAllister
BORN
1830
BIRTH COUNTY
Argyllshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Barony, Lanarkshire, Scotland
An original census record
An original census record

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