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Alexander Rae in Lanarkshire in the 1881 Census

Details of Alexander Rae of Townhead, Biggar, Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Alexander

Last name

Rae

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

62

Birth year

1819

Occupation

Wine Feneer

Birth town

Covington

Birth county

Lanarkshire

Birth place

Scotland

Street

Townhead

Town

Biggar

Parish

Biggar

County

Lanarkshire

Country

Scotland

Registration district

Biggar

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Marion

Last name

Rae

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

51

Birth year

1830

Occupation

-

Birth place

Walston, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

William

Last name

Rae

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

27

Birth year

1854

Occupation

Traction Engine Driver

Birth place

Coulter, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Alexander

Last name

Rae

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

21

Birth year

1860

Occupation

Wire Feneer

Birth place

Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Agnes

Last name

Rae

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

-

Gender

Female

Age

16

Birth year

1865

Occupation

House Maid Dom

Birth place

Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Joheph H

Last name

Rae

Relationship

Son

Marital status

-

Gender

Male

Age

13

Birth year

1868

Occupation

Plumber Apprentice

Birth place

Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Jane

Last name

Rae

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

-

Gender

Female

Age

10

Birth year

1871

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Charles

Last name

Bulloch

Relationship

Boarder

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

21

Birth year

1860

Occupation

Grocer Shopman

Birth place

Covington, Lanarkshire, 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 Rae family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Alexander Rae and 7 other people

Rae family summary

NAME
Alexander Rae
BORN
1819
BIRTH COUNTY
Lanarkshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotland
An original census record
An original census record

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