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David Adam in Aberdeenshire in the 1881 Census

Details of David Adam of Wachandale, Echt, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

First name(s)

David

Last name

Adam

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

56

Birth year

1825

Occupation

Farmer Of 50 Ac A Man 2 Women & Boy

Birth town

Monymusk

Birth county

Aberdeenshire

Birth place

Scotland

Street

Wachandale

Town

Parish

Echt

County

Aberdeenshire

Country

Scotland

Registration district

Echt

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Ann

Last name

Adam

Relationship

Sister

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

53

Birth year

1828

Occupation

Housekeeper

Birth place

Monymusk, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

First name(s)

James

Last name

Adam

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

26

Birth year

1855

Occupation

Assistant Farm Servant

Birth place

Echt, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Robert

Last name

Smith

Relationship

Nephew

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

14

Birth year

1867

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Echt, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Margaret

Last name

Bain

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

33

Birth year

1848

Occupation

Domestic Servant General

Birth place

Kemnay, 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 Adam family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes David Adam and 4 other people

Adam family summary

NAME
David Adam
BORN
1825
BIRTH COUNTY
Aberdeenshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Echt, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
An original census record
An original census record

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