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George Leith in Aberdeenshire in the 1881 Census

Details of George Leith of Croft Auldlaether, Fintray, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

First name(s)

George

Last name

Leith

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

74

Birth year

1807

Occupation

Crofter Farmer Of 11 Acr Arable

Birth town

Birth county

Aberdeenshire

Birth place

Scotland

Street

Croft Auldlaether

Town

Parish

Fintray

County

Aberdeenshire

Country

Scotland

Registration district

Fintray

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Barbara

Last name

Leith

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

65

Birth year

1816

Occupation

Crofter Farmer Wife

Birth place

Aberdeenshire, Scotland

First name(s)

William

Last name

Penny

Relationship

Grandson

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

19

Birth year

1862

Occupation

Agriculter Labour

Birth place

Aberdeenshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Barbara

Last name

Birnie

Relationship

Granddaughter

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

22

Birth year

1859

Occupation

Domestic Servant

Birth place

Aberdeenshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Ann

Last name

Wilson

Relationship

-

Marital status

-

Gender

Female

Age

0

Birth year

1881

Occupation

-

Birth place

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 Leith family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes George Leith and 4 other people

Leith family summary

NAME
George Leith
BORN
1807
BIRTH COUNTY
Aberdeenshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Fintray, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
An original census record
An original census record

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