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Elizabeth Kerr in Midlothian in the 1881 Census

Details of Elizabeth Kerr of Greenpark, Liberton, Midlothian, Scotland

First name(s)

Elizabeth

Last name

Kerr

Relationship

Sister-In-Law

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

68

Birth year

1813

Occupation

Birth town

Edinburgh

Birth county

Midlothian

Birth place

Scotland

Street

Greenpark

Town

Parish

Liberton

County

Midlothian

Country

Scotland

Registration district

Liberton

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Jessie

Last name

Duncan

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

67

Birth year

1814

Occupation

-

Birth place

Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland

First name(s)

Alexander

Last name

Duncan

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

35

Birth year

1846

Occupation

Miller

Birth place

Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland

First name(s)

John

Last name

Duncan

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

32

Birth year

1849

Occupation

Miller

Birth place

Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland

First name(s)

James

Last name

Duncan

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

30

Birth year

1851

Occupation

Millwright

Birth place

Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Alexander

Last name

Duncan

Relationship

Grandson

Marital status

-

Gender

Male

Age

3

Birth year

1878

Occupation

-

Birth place

Liberton, Midlothian, Scotland

First name(s)

Mary

Last name

Waters

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

16

Birth year

1865

Occupation

General Serv

Birth place

Liberton, Midlothian, 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 Kerr family in this 1881 Census record

Includes Elizabeth Kerr and 6 other people

NAME
Elizabeth Kerr
BORN
1813
BIRTH COUNTY
Midlothian
ADDRESS IN 1881
Liberton, Midlothian, Scotland
An original census record

This census includes:

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

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