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Alexander Nelson in Fife in the 1881 Census

Details of Alexander Nelson of 14 James Street, Cellardyke, Kilrenny, Fife, Scotland

First name(s)

Alexander

Last name

Nelson

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

18

Birth year

1863

Occupation

Baker (Journeyman)

Birth town

Birth county

Fife

Birth place

Scotland

Street

14 James Street

Town

Cellardyke

Parish

Kilrenny

County

Fife

Country

Scotland

Registration district

Kilrenny

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

William

Last name

Bayne

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

31

Birth year

1850

Occupation

Baker (Employing 1 Man & 1 Boy)

Birth place

Pittenweem, Fife, Scotland

First name(s)

Janet

Last name

Bayne

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

28

Birth year

1853

Occupation

Baker's Wife

Birth place

Leith, Midlothian, Scotland

First name(s)

John

Last name

Bayne

Relationship

Son

Marital status

-

Gender

Male

Age

7

Birth year

1874

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Cellardyke, Fife, Scotland

First name(s)

James

Last name

Bayne

Relationship

Son

Marital status

-

Gender

Male

Age

5

Birth year

1876

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Cellardyke, Fife, Scotland

First name(s)

William

Last name

Bayne

Relationship

Son

Marital status

-

Gender

Male

Age

3

Birth year

1878

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Cellardyke, Fife, Scotland

First name(s)

Duncan

Last name

Bayne

Relationship

Son

Marital status

-

Gender

Male

Age

1

Birth year

1880

Occupation

-

Birth place

Cellardyke, Fife, Scotland

First name(s)

Ann

Last name

Powers

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

24

Birth year

1857

Occupation

Domestic Servant

Birth place

Dundee, Forfarshire (Angus), Scotland

First name(s)

James

Last name

Muir

Relationship

Apprentice

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

14

Birth year

1867

Occupation

Baker (Apprentice)

Birth place

Largo, Fife, 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.

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See the whole Nelson family in this 1881 Census record

Includes Alexander Nelson and 8 other people

NAME
Alexander Nelson
BORN
1863
BIRTH COUNTY
Fife
ADDRESS IN 1881
Kilrenny, Fife, Scotland
An original census record

This census includes:

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  • Birth dates & locations
  • Occupations
  • Full house address

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