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Alexander Pringle in Roxburghshire in the 1881 Census

Details of Alexander Pringle of Belses Muir, Ancrum, Roxburghshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Alexander

Last name

Pringle

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

48

Birth year

1833

Occupation

Farmer Of 156 Acres Arable Employing 2 Men 1 Boy & 1 Women

Birth town

Bowden

Birth county

Roxburghshire

Birth place

Scotland

Street

Belses Muir

Town

Parish

Ancrum

County

Roxburghshire

Country

Scotland

Registration district

Ancrum

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Ann

Last name

Pringle

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

48

Birth year

1833

Occupation

-

Birth place

Selkirk, Selkirkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Helen

Last name

Marshall

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

19

Birth year

1862

Occupation

Domestic Serv

Birth place

Eskdalemuir, Dumfriesshire, Scotland

First name(s)

John

Last name

MacKay

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

14

Birth year

1867

Occupation

Farm Serv

Birth place

Galashiels, Roxburghshire, 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 Pringle family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Alexander Pringle and 3 other people

Pringle family summary

NAME
Alexander Pringle
BORN
1833
BIRTH COUNTY
Roxburghshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Ancrum, Roxburghshire, Scotland
An original census record
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