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George Alston in Lanarkshire in the 1881 Census

Details of George Alston of Craighead House, Blantyre, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

George

Last name

Alston

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

61

Birth year

1820

Occupation

East India Merchant

Birth town

Glasgow

Birth county

Lanarkshire

Birth place

Scotland

Street

Craighead House

Town

Parish

Blantyre

County

Lanarkshire

Country

Scotland

Registration district

Blantyre

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Margaret

Last name

Alston

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

43

Birth year

1838

Occupation

-

Birth place

Carluke, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Katherine

Last name

Alston

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

-

Gender

Female

Age

12

Birth year

1869

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland

First name(s)

Isabella

Last name

Alston

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

-

Gender

Female

Age

8

Birth year

1873

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland

First name(s)

Margaret

Last name

Alston

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

-

Gender

Female

Age

7

Birth year

1874

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland

First name(s)

Helen

Last name

Alston

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

-

Gender

Female

Age

5

Birth year

1876

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland

First name(s)

Frances

Last name

Alston

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

-

Gender

Female

Age

4

Birth year

1877

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland

First name(s)

Violet

Last name

Alston

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

-

Gender

Female

Age

2

Birth year

1879

Occupation

-

Birth place

Blantyre, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Robert

Last name

Alston

Relationship

Son

Marital status

-

Gender

Male

Age

1

Birth year

1880

Occupation

-

Birth place

Blantyre, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Anna

Last name

Joensch

Relationship

Governess

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

37

Birth year

1844

Occupation

Governess

Birth place

Holland (Netherlands)

First name(s)

Jane

Last name

MacKill

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

76

Birth year

1805

Occupation

Servant

Birth place

Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Flora

Last name

McKinnon

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

46

Birth year

1835

Occupation

Cook

Birth place

Argyllshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Alexina

Last name

Sinclair

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

42

Birth year

1839

Occupation

Housemaid

Birth place

Thurso, Caithness, Scotland

First name(s)

Jessie

Last name

Coutts

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

32

Birth year

1849

Occupation

Ladysmaid

Birth place

Kirkland, Fife, Scotland

First name(s)

Sarah

Last name

Smith

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

42

Birth year

1839

Occupation

Laundress

Birth place

Kirkmichael, Argyllshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Margaret

Last name

Cochran

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

16

Birth year

1865

Occupation

Kitchen Woman

Birth place

Argyllshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Theresa

Last name

Kellar

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

17

Birth year

1864

Occupation

Under Housemaid

Birth place

Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Elizabeth

Last name

Clow

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

29

Birth year

1852

Occupation

Nurse

Birth place

Renfrewshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Maria

Last name

Haydon

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

18

Birth year

1863

Occupation

Under Nurse

Birth place

England

First name(s)

Frederick

Last name

Harroesh

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

24

Birth year

1857

Occupation

Man Servant

Birth place

Northamptonshire, 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 Alston family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes George Alston and 19 other people

Alston family summary

NAME
George Alston
BORN
1820
BIRTH COUNTY
Lanarkshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Blantyre, Lanarkshire, Scotland
An original census record
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