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Hugh Brown in Ayrshire in the 1881 Census

Details of Hugh Brown of Garleffin Slate Row, Ballantrae, Ayrshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Hugh

Last name

Brown

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

37

Birth year

1844

Occupation

Grocer

Birth town

Kilbride

Birth county

Lanarkshire

Birth place

Scotland

Street

Garleffin Slate Row

Town

Parish

Ballantrae

County

Ayrshire

Country

Scotland

Registration district

Ballantrae

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Margaret

Last name

Brown

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

44

Birth year

1837

Occupation

Grocer

Birth place

Stranraer, Wigtownshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Alex

Last name

Brown

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

12

Birth year

1869

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Ballantrae, Ayrshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Andrew

Last name

Brown

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

9

Birth year

1872

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Ballantrae, Ayrshire, Scotland

First name(s)

William

Last name

Brown

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

7

Birth year

1874

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Ballantrae, Ayrshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Bella

Last name

Brown

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

2

Birth year

1879

Occupation

-

Birth place

Ballantrae, Ayrshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Flora

Last name

Ramsay

Relationship

Boarder

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

8

Birth year

1873

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Sarah

Last name

Ramsay

Relationship

Boarder

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

6

Birth year

1875

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Helen

Last name

Bunten

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

16

Birth year

1865

Occupation

Domestic Servant

Birth place

Hamilton, 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.

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NAME
Hugh Brown
BORN
1844
BIRTH COUNTY
Lanarkshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Ballantrae, Ayrshire, Scotland
An original census record

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