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Gavin Blackwood in Lanarkshire in the 1881 Census

Details of Gavin Blackwood of Baird's Land Dunlop Street, Shettleston, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Gavin

Last name

Blackwood

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

52

Birth year

1829

Occupation

Coal Pit Roadsman

Birth town

Shotts

Birth county

Lanarkshire

Birth place

Scotland

Street

Baird's Land Dunlop Street

Town

Parish

Shettleston

County

Lanarkshire

Country

Scotland

Registration district

Shettleston

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Catherine

Last name

Blackwood

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

38

Birth year

1843

Occupation

-

Birth place

Longridge, Linlithgowshire (West Lothian), Scotland

First name(s)

John

Last name

Blackwood

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

18

Birth year

1863

Occupation

Pony Driver Coal Pit

Birth place

Parkhead, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Peter

Last name

Blackwood

Relationship

Son

Marital status

-

Gender

Male

Age

12

Birth year

1869

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Agnes

Last name

Blackwood

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

-

Gender

Female

Age

9

Birth year

1872

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Henry

Last name

Blackwood

Relationship

Son

Marital status

-

Gender

Male

Age

5

Birth year

1876

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Salsburgh, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Alexander

Last name

Blackwood

Relationship

Son

Marital status

-

Gender

Male

Age

1

Birth year

1880

Occupation

-

Birth place

Tollcross, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Agnes

Last name

Brown

Relationship

Sister-In-Law

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

44

Birth year

1837

Occupation

Farm Servant

Birth place

Linlithgowshire (West Lothian), 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 Blackwood family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Gavin Blackwood and 7 other people

Blackwood family summary

NAME
Gavin Blackwood
BORN
1829
BIRTH COUNTY
Lanarkshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Shettleston, Lanarkshire, Scotland
An original census record
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