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Duncan Finlayson in Invernessshire in the 1881 Census

Details of Duncan Finlayson of Aird Bernisdale, South Snizort, Invernessshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Duncan

Last name

Finlayson

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Widower

Gender

Male

Age

65

Birth year

1816

Occupation

Crofter

Birth town

Birth county

Invernessshire

Birth place

Scotland

Street

Aird Bernisdale

Town

Parish

South Snizort

County

Invernessshire

Country

Scotland

Registration district

South Snizort

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Flora

Last name

Finlayson

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

27

Birth year

1854

Occupation

Domestic Servant

Birth place

Invernessshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Malcolm

Last name

Finlayson

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

24

Birth year

1857

Occupation

Fisherman

Birth place

Invernessshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Charles

Last name

Finlayson

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

19

Birth year

1862

Occupation

Labourer

Birth place

Invernessshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Mary

Last name

Finlayson

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

-

Gender

Female

Age

11

Birth year

1870

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Invernessshire, 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.

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See the whole Finlayson family in this 1881 Census record

Includes Duncan Finlayson and 4 other people

NAME
Duncan Finlayson
BORN
1816
BIRTH COUNTY
Invernessshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
South Snizort, Invernessshire, Scotland
An original census record

This census includes:

  • Details of all household members
  • Birth dates & locations
  • Occupations
  • Full house address

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