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George Cowie in Banffshire in the 1881 Census

Details of George Cowie of Dullan Brae, Mortlach, Banffshire, Scotland

First name(s)

George

Last name

Cowie

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

64

Birth year

1817

Occupation

Farmer Of 200 Acres Of Which 150 Arc Arable Employing 6 Men & 2 Women Also Farms

Birth town

Fordyce

Birth county

Banffshire

Birth place

Scotland

Street

Dullan Brae

Town

Parish

Mortlach

County

Banffshire

Country

Scotland

Registration district

Marnoch

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Margaret

Last name

Cowie

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

54

Birth year

1827

Occupation

-

Birth place

Mortlach, Banffshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Elizabeth Simpson

Last name

Cowie

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

-

Gender

Female

Age

10

Birth year

1871

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Mortlach, Banffshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Mary

Last name

Mitchell

Relationship

Niece

Marital status

-

Gender

Female

Age

10

Birth year

1871

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

-

First name(s)

Alex G

Last name

Mitchell

Relationship

Nephew

Marital status

-

Gender

Male

Age

7

Birth year

1874

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

-

First name(s)

Elizabeth A

Last name

Reid

Relationship

Granddaughter

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

21

Birth year

1860

Occupation

Governess

Birth place

Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland

First name(s)

Isabella

Last name

Davidson

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

21

Birth year

1860

Occupation

Ho' Maid Domestic Servt

Birth place

Banffshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Jessie

Last name

Grant

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

25

Birth year

1856

Occupation

Cook Domestic Servt

Birth place

Banffshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Mary Ann

Last name

Ross

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

14

Birth year

1867

Occupation

Nursery Domestic Servt

Birth place

Banffshire, 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 Cowie family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes George Cowie and 8 other people

Cowie family summary

NAME
George Cowie
BORN
1817
BIRTH COUNTY
Banffshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Mortlach, Banffshire, Scotland
An original census record
An original census record

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