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Alexander Whitson Jr in Lanarkshire in the 1881 Census

Details of Alexander Whitson Jr of Fitzroy Place, Barony, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Alexander

Last name

Whitson Jr

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

36

Birth year

1845

Occupation

Iron & Coal Merchant

Birth town

Kilbirnie

Birth county

Ayrshire

Birth place

Scotland

Street

Fitzroy Place

Town

Parish

Barony

County

Lanarkshire

Country

Scotland

Registration district

Kelvin

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Isabella M

Last name

Whitson

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

27

Birth year

1854

Occupation

-

Birth place

Lanark, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Maud E

Last name

Whitson

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

-

Gender

Female

Age

0

Birth year

1881

Occupation

-

Birth place

Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Euphemia

Last name

Wighton

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

24

Birth year

1857

Occupation

Domestic Servant Cook

Birth place

Dalkeith, Haddingtonshire (East Lothian), Scotland

First name(s)

Anne

Last name

Rennie

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

20

Birth year

1861

Occupation

Domestic Servant Nurse

Birth place

Kippen, Stirlingshire, 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 Whitson Jr family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Alexander Whitson Jr and 4 other people

Whitson Jr family summary

NAME
Alexander Whitson Jr
BORN
1845
BIRTH COUNTY
Ayrshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Barony, Lanarkshire, Scotland
An original census record
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