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George Cook in Lanarkshire in the 1881 Census

Details of George Cook of Main Street, Biggar, Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

George

Last name

Cook

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

54

Birth year

1827

Occupation

Grocer Master Employing 1 Man

Birth town

Crawford

Birth county

Lanarkshire

Birth place

Scotland

Street

Main Street

Town

Biggar

Parish

Biggar

County

Lanarkshire

Country

Scotland

Registration district

Biggar

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Margaret

Last name

Cook

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

44

Birth year

1837

Occupation

-

Birth place

Peeblesshire, Scotland

First name(s)

William

Last name

Ferguson

Relationship

Son

Marital status

-

Gender

Male

Age

11

Birth year

1870

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

James F

Last name

Cook

Relationship

Son

Marital status

-

Gender

Male

Age

6

Birth year

1875

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

George

Last name

Cook

Relationship

Son

Marital status

-

Gender

Male

Age

5

Birth year

1876

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

William

Last name

Ferguson

Relationship

Father-In-Law

Marital status

Widower

Gender

Male

Age

84

Birth year

1797

Occupation

Formerly General Labourer

Birth place

Walston, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Jane

Last name

Ferguson

Relationship

Sister-In-Law

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

28

Birth year

1853

Occupation

Grocer Asst

Birth place

Peeblesshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Robert

Last name

Coom

Relationship

Nephew

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

20

Birth year

1861

Occupation

Van Man

Birth place

Symington, Lanarkshire, 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 Cook family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes George Cook and 7 other people

Cook family summary

NAME
George Cook
BORN
1827
BIRTH COUNTY
Lanarkshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotland
An original census record
An original census record

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