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Bridget O'Brien in Lanarkshire in the 1881 Census

Details of Bridget O'Brien of Forrest Street, Blantyre, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Bridget

Last name

O'Brien

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

46

Birth year

1835

Occupation

Housekeeper

Birth town

Birth county

Birth place

Ireland

Street

Forrest Street

Town

Parish

Blantyre

County

Lanarkshire

Country

Scotland

Registration district

Blantyre

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Michael

Last name

O'Brien

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

23

Birth year

1858

Occupation

Gen Lab Rail

Birth place

Old Kilpatrick, Dunbartonshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Bridget

Last name

O'Brien

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

16

Birth year

1865

Occupation

Housekeeper

Birth place

Linlithgowshire (West Lothian), Scotland

First name(s)

Ann

Last name

O'Brien

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

-

Gender

Female

Age

14

Birth year

1867

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Linlithgowshire (West Lothian), Scotland

First name(s)

Patrick

Last name

O'Brien

Relationship

Son

Marital status

-

Gender

Male

Age

12

Birth year

1869

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

-

First name(s)

Catherine

Last name

O'Brien

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

-

Gender

Female

Age

9

Birth year

1872

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

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 O'Brien family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Bridget O'Brien and 5 other people

O'Brien family summary

NAME
Bridget O'Brien
BORN
1835
BIRTH COUNTY
-
ADDRESS IN 1881
Blantyre, Lanarkshire, Scotland
An original census record
An original census record

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