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Douglas Robertson in Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding) in the 1881 Census

Details of Douglas Robertson of Westgate, Heckmondwike, Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding), England

First name(s)

Douglas

Last name

Robertson

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

45

Birth year

1836

Occupation

Woollen Carpet Weaver

Birth town

Birth county

Birth place

Scotland

Street

Westgate

Town

Parish

Heckmondwike

County

Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding)

Country

England

Registration district

Dewsbury

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Margaret

Last name

Robertson

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

44

Birth year

1837

Occupation

-

Birth place

Scotland

First name(s)

Lydia

Last name

Robertson

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

20

Birth year

1861

Occupation

? Weaver

Birth place

Leeds, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Margaret

Last name

Robertson

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

18

Birth year

1863

Occupation

? Weaver

Birth place

Leeds, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

William

Last name

Robertson

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

14

Birth year

1867

Occupation

Peicner Woollen

Birth place

Leeds, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Emily

Last name

Robertson

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

7

Birth year

1874

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Heckmondwike, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Frances Ellen

Last name

Robertson

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

4

Birth year

1877

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Heckmondwike, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Eliza

Last name

Senior

Relationship

Visitor

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

22

Birth year

1859

Occupation

Cloth Weaver

Birth place

Lancashire, England

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 Robertson family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Douglas Robertson and 7 other people

Robertson family summary

NAME
Douglas Robertson
BORN
1836
BIRTH COUNTY
-
ADDRESS IN 1881
Heckmondwike, Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding), England
An original census record
An original census record

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