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George McRae in Lanarkshire in the 1881 Census

Details of George McRae of Bellview, Bothwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

George

Last name

McRae

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

39

Birth year

1842

Occupation

Railway Carter

Birth town

Birth county

Ross & Cromarty

Birth place

Scotland

Street

Bellview

Town

Parish

Bothwell

County

Lanarkshire

Country

Scotland

Registration district

Bothwell

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Catherine

Last name

McRae

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

36

Birth year

1845

Occupation

Railway Carter Wife

Birth place

Invernessshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Lauchlan

Last name

McRae

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

11

Birth year

1870

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Alexander

Last name

McRae

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

8

Birth year

1873

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Perthshire, Scotland

First name(s)

George

Last name

McRae

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

5

Birth year

1876

Occupation

Carters Son

Birth place

Uddingston, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

James

Last name

McRae

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

3

Birth year

1878

Occupation

Carters Son

Birth place

Uddingston, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Isabella

Last name

McRae

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

1

Birth year

1880

Occupation

Carters Daur

Birth place

Bothwell, 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 McRae family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes George McRae and 6 other people

McRae family summary

NAME
George McRae
BORN
1842
BIRTH COUNTY
Ross & Cromarty
ADDRESS IN 1881
Bothwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland
An original census record
An original census record

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