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George Murray in Lanarkshire in the 1881 Census

Details of George Murray of East Wood, Bothwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

George

Last name

Murray

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

41

Birth year

1840

Occupation

Grocer

Birth town

Birth county

Perthshire

Birth place

Scotland

Street

East Wood

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)

Elizabeth

Last name

Murray

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

32

Birth year

1849

Occupation

Grocer Wife

Birth place

Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

John G

Last name

Murray

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

1

Birth year

1880

Occupation

-

Birth place

Bothwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Mary

Last name

Campbell

Relationship

Visitor

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

30

Birth year

1851

Occupation

Annuitant

Birth place

Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Jane

Last name

Reid

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

20

Birth year

1861

Occupation

General Serv

Birth place

Aberdeen, 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 Murray family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes George Murray and 4 other people

Murray family summary

NAME
George Murray
BORN
1840
BIRTH COUNTY
Perthshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Bothwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland
An original census record
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