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Gavin Steel in Lanarkshire in the 1881 Census

Details of Gavin Steel of Hillpark, Bothwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Gavin

Last name

Steel

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

67

Birth year

1814

Occupation

Turkey Red Dyer

Birth town

Bothwell

Birth county

Lanarkshire

Birth place

Scotland

Street

Hillpark

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

Last name

Steel

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

53

Birth year

1828

Occupation

Turkey Red Dyer Wife

Birth place

East Kilbride, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Quintin

Last name

Steel

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

28

Birth year

1853

Occupation

South American Merchant

Birth place

Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Janet

Last name

Craig

Relationship

Visitor

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

43

Birth year

1838

Occupation

-

Birth place

Sanquhar, Dumfriesshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Fanny

Last name

Emery

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

33

Birth year

1848

Occupation

Cook Domestic

Birth place

Galston, Ayrshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Jessie

Last name

Milton

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

25

Birth year

1856

Occupation

Housemaid Domestic

Birth place

Aberdeenshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Jemima

Last name

Stronach

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

23

Birth year

1858

Occupation

Laundress Domestic

Birth place

Elgin, Morayshire, 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 Steel family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Gavin Steel and 6 other people

Steel family summary

NAME
Gavin Steel
BORN
1814
BIRTH COUNTY
Lanarkshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Bothwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland
An original census record
An original census record

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