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George Bell in Ayrshire in the 1881 Census

Details of George Bell of Clunes Vennel, Newton on Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland

First name(s)

George

Last name

Bell

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

36

Birth year

1845

Occupation

Fisherman

Birth town

Newton

Birth county

Ayrshire

Birth place

Scotland

Street

Clunes Vennel

Town

Parish

Newton on Ayr

County

Ayrshire

Country

Scotland

Registration district

Ayr

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Agnes

Last name

Bell

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

33

Birth year

1848

Occupation

Fisherman Wife

Birth place

Newton, Ayrshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Jane

Last name

Bell

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

-

Gender

Female

Age

9

Birth year

1872

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Newton, Ayrshire, Scotland

First name(s)

John

Last name

Bell

Relationship

Son

Marital status

-

Gender

Male

Age

7

Birth year

1874

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Newton, Ayrshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Annie

Last name

Bell

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

-

Gender

Female

Age

4

Birth year

1877

Occupation

-

Birth place

Newton, Ayrshire, Scotland

First name(s)

James

Last name

Bell

Relationship

Son

Marital status

-

Gender

Male

Age

1

Birth year

1880

Occupation

-

Birth place

Newton, Ayrshire, 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 Bell family in this 1881 Census record

Includes George Bell and 5 other people

NAME
George Bell
BORN
1845
BIRTH COUNTY
Ayrshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Newton on Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland
An original census record

This census includes:

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

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