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George Webster in Aberdeenshire in the 1881 Census

Details of George Webster of Cookstown, Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

First name(s)

George

Last name

Webster

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

58

Birth year

1823

Occupation

Shoemaker & Crofter Emp 2 Men

Birth town

Ellon

Birth county

Aberdeenshire

Birth place

Scotland

Street

Cookstown

Town

Parish

Ellon

County

Aberdeenshire

Country

Scotland

Registration district

Ellon

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Eliza

Last name

Webster

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

53

Birth year

1828

Occupation

Wife Of

Birth place

Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Isabella

Last name

Webster

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

21

Birth year

1860

Occupation

Domestic Serv

Birth place

Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Mary Jane

Last name

Webster

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

19

Birth year

1862

Occupation

Domestic Serv

Birth place

Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

First name(s)

David

Last name

Webster

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

14

Birth year

1867

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

First name(s)

James

Last name

Ironside

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

45

Birth year

1836

Occupation

Shoemaker Journy

Birth place

Aberdeenshire, Scotland

First name(s)

George

Last name

Hardie

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

21

Birth year

1860

Occupation

Shoemaker Journeym

Birth place

Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Elsie

Last name

Thompson

Relationship

Visitor

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

20

Birth year

1861

Occupation

Builder's Daughter

Birth place

Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Isabella

Last name

Law

Relationship

Visitor

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

19

Birth year

1862

Occupation

Farmer's Daur

Birth place

Ellon, 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 Webster family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes George Webster and 8 other people

Webster family summary

NAME
George Webster
BORN
1823
BIRTH COUNTY
Aberdeenshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
An original census record
An original census record

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