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Catherine Wright in Lanarkshire in the 1881 Census

Details of Catherine Wright of 30 Barrowfield Street, Barony, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Catherine

Last name

Wright

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

37

Birth year

1844

Occupation

Washer Woman

Birth town

Tarbet

Birth county

Argyllshire

Birth place

Scotland

Street

30 Barrowfield Street

Town

Parish

Barony

County

Lanarkshire

Country

Scotland

Registration district

Camlachie

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

John

Last name

Wright

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

19

Birth year

1862

Occupation

Sewing Machine Fitter

Birth place

Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Duncan

Last name

Wright

Relationship

Son

Marital status

-

Gender

Male

Age

11

Birth year

1870

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Rothesay, Buteshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Archibald

Last name

Wright

Relationship

Son

Marital status

-

Gender

Male

Age

9

Birth year

1872

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Edward

Last name

Wright

Relationship

Son

Marital status

-

Gender

Male

Age

4

Birth year

1877

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Elen

Last name

Wright

Relationship

Mother-In-Law

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

70

Birth year

1811

Occupation

-

Birth place

Johnstone, Renfrewshire, Scotland

First name(s)

John

Last name

Young

Relationship

Boarder

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

47

Birth year

1834

Occupation

Silk Weaver

Birth place

Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, 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 Wright family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Catherine Wright and 6 other people

Wright family summary

NAME
Catherine Wright
BORN
1844
BIRTH COUNTY
Argyllshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Barony, Lanarkshire, Scotland
An original census record
An original census record

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