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David Forrester in Lanarkshire in the 1881 Census

Details of David Forrester of Huntly Lodge, Bothwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

David

Last name

Forrester

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

50

Birth year

1831

Occupation

Sugar Merchant

Birth town

Birth county

Stirlingshire

Birth place

Scotland

Street

Huntly Lodge

Town

Parish

Bothwell

County

Lanarkshire

Country

Scotland

Registration district

Bothwell

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Janet R

Last name

Forrester

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

50

Birth year

1831

Occupation

Sugar Merchant Wife

Birth place

Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Andrew W

Last name

Forrester

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

29

Birth year

1852

Occupation

No Occupation

Birth place

Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Janet B

Last name

Forrester

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

27

Birth year

1854

Occupation

No Occupation

Birth place

Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Mary J

Last name

Forrester

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

20

Birth year

1861

Occupation

No Occupation

Birth place

Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Wilhelmina

Last name

Forrester

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

17

Birth year

1864

Occupation

No Occupation

Birth place

Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Victoria

Last name

Forrester

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

14

Birth year

1867

Occupation

No Occupation

Birth place

Renfrewshire, 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 Forrester family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes David Forrester and 6 other people

Forrester family summary

NAME
David Forrester
BORN
1831
BIRTH COUNTY
Stirlingshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Bothwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland
An original census record
An original census record

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