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Andrew Gordon in Banffshire in the 1881 Census

Details of Andrew Gordon of Knowes Of Elrick, Marnoch, Banffshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Andrew

Last name

Gordon

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

33

Birth year

1848

Occupation

Grocer And Draper

Birth town

Creich

Birth county

Sutherland

Birth place

Scotland

Street

Knowes Of Elrick

Town

Parish

Marnoch

County

Banffshire

Country

Scotland

Registration district

Marnoch

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Kate C

Last name

Gordon

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

32

Birth year

1849

Occupation

-

Birth place

Marnoch, Banffshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Jane

Last name

Gordon

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

-

Gender

Female

Age

6

Birth year

1875

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Boyndie, Banffshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Jane

Last name

Gordon

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

-

Gender

Female

Age

5

Birth year

1876

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Boyndie, Banffshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Amy

Last name

Gordon

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

-

Gender

Female

Age

3

Birth year

1878

Occupation

-

Birth place

Boyndie, Banffshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Maggie

Last name

Gordon

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

-

Gender

Female

Age

1

Birth year

1880

Occupation

-

Birth place

Boyndie, Banffshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Helen

Last name

Gordon

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

-

Gender

Female

Age

-

Birth year

-

Occupation

-

Birth place

Marnoch, Banffshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Christina

Last name

Shearer

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

19

Birth year

1862

Occupation

Nurse (Domestic Serv)

Birth place

Ordiquhill, Banffshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Ann

Last name

Robertson

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

16

Birth year

1865

Occupation

Housemaid (Domestic Serv)

Birth place

Forgue, Aberdeenshire, 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 Gordon family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Andrew Gordon and 8 other people

Gordon family summary

NAME
Andrew Gordon
BORN
1848
BIRTH COUNTY
Sutherland
ADDRESS IN 1881
Marnoch, Banffshire, Scotland
An original census record
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