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Alexander Munro in Lanarkshire in the 1881 Census

Details of Alexander Munro of 87 Maitland Street, Barony, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Alexander

Last name

Munro

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

59

Birth year

1822

Occupation

Shoemaker

Birth town

Edinburgh

Birth county

Midlothian

Birth place

Scotland

Street

87 Maitland Street

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)

Mary

Last name

Munro

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

54

Birth year

1827

Occupation

Shoemaker Wife

Birth place

Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Lawrence

Last name

Munro

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

25

Birth year

1856

Occupation

Engineer

Birth place

Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Elizabeth

Last name

Munro

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

22

Birth year

1859

Occupation

Machinist

Birth place

Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Alexander

Last name

Munro

Relationship

Son

Marital status

-

Gender

Male

Age

17

Birth year

1864

Occupation

Tin Smith

Birth place

Ireland

First name(s)

Helen

Last name

Munro

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

-

Gender

Female

Age

15

Birth year

1866

Occupation

Machinist

Birth place

-

First name(s)

Mary

Last name

Munro

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

-

Gender

Female

Age

9

Birth year

1872

Occupation

-

Birth place

-

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 Munro family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Alexander Munro and 6 other people

Munro family summary

NAME
Alexander Munro
BORN
1822
BIRTH COUNTY
Midlothian
ADDRESS IN 1881
Barony, Lanarkshire, Scotland
An original census record
An original census record

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