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George Law in Aberdeenshire in the 1881 Census

Details of George Law of Hallhill Cobairdy, Forgue, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

First name(s)

George

Last name

Law

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

30

Birth year

1851

Occupation

Crofter Of 5 Acres Arable & Blacksmith Employing 2 Men

Birth town

Birth county

Aberdeenshire

Birth place

Scotland

Street

Hallhill Cobairdy

Town

Parish

Forgue

County

Aberdeenshire

Country

Scotland

Registration district

Forgue

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Mary

Last name

Law

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

23

Birth year

1858

Occupation

Blacksmith's Wife

Birth place

Aberdeenshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Mary J

Last name

Law

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

-

Gender

Female

Age

0

Birth year

1881

Occupation

-

Birth place

Forgue, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Barbra

Last name

Mathieson

Relationship

Mother

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

56

Birth year

1825

Occupation

Blacksmith's Mother

Birth place

Aberdeenshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Ann

Last name

Mathieson

Relationship

Cousin

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

12

Birth year

1869

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Pathhead, Midlothian, Scotland

First name(s)

George

Last name

Fordyce

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

20

Birth year

1861

Occupation

Apprentice Blacksmith

Birth place

Huntly, Aberdeenshire, 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 Law family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes George Law and 5 other people

Law family summary

NAME
George Law
BORN
1851
BIRTH COUNTY
Aberdeenshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Forgue, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
An original census record
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