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Alexander Ramsay in Lanarkshire in the 1881 Census

Details of Alexander Ramsay of 79 Gairbraid Street, Maryhill, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Alexander

Last name

Ramsay

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

53

Birth year

1828

Occupation

General Lab

Birth town

Birth county

Birth place

Ireland

Street

79 Gairbraid Street

Town

Parish

Maryhill

County

Lanarkshire

Country

Scotland

Registration district

Maryhill

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Janet Y

Last name

Ramsay

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

51

Birth year

1830

Occupation

-

Birth place

Maryhill, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Alexander

Last name

Ramsay

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

25

Birth year

1856

Occupation

Iron Moulder's Lab

Birth place

Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

David

Last name

Ramsay

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

22

Birth year

1859

Occupation

Iron Moulder

Birth place

Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

James

Last name

Ramsay

Relationship

Son

Marital status

-

Gender

Male

Age

20

Birth year

1861

Occupation

Message Boy Grocer's

Birth place

Maryhill, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Isaiak

Last name

Ramsay

Relationship

Son

Marital status

-

Gender

Male

Age

17

Birth year

1864

Occupation

Message Boy Grocer's

Birth place

Maryhill, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Thomas

Last name

Ramsay

Relationship

Son

Marital status

-

Gender

Male

Age

15

Birth year

1866

Occupation

Iron Dresser Appren

Birth place

Maryhill, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Robert

Last name

Ramsay

Relationship

Son

Marital status

-

Gender

Male

Age

12

Birth year

1869

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Maryhill, 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 Ramsay family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Alexander Ramsay and 7 other people

Ramsay family summary

NAME
Alexander Ramsay
BORN
1828
BIRTH COUNTY
-
ADDRESS IN 1881
Maryhill, Lanarkshire, Scotland
An original census record
An original census record

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