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James A R Main in Lanarkshire in the 1881 Census

Details of James A R Main of Derby Crescent, Maryhill, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

James A R

Last name

Main

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

47

Birth year

1834

Occupation

Iron Roofing Man Employs 50 Men & 8 Boys

Birth town

Cockpen

Birth county

Midlothian

Birth place

Scotland

Street

Derby Crescent

Town

Parish

Maryhill

County

Lanarkshire

Country

Scotland

Registration district

Maryhill

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

John M

Last name

Main

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

18

Birth year

1863

Occupation

Draftsman

Birth place

Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Catherine M

Last name

Main

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

-

Gender

Female

Age

14

Birth year

1867

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

James A

Last name

Main

Relationship

Son

Marital status

-

Gender

Male

Age

12

Birth year

1869

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Carline M

Last name

Main

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

-

Gender

Female

Age

7

Birth year

1874

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Stirlingshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Ida M

Last name

Main

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

-

Gender

Female

Age

6

Birth year

1875

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Stirlingshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Eleanor M

Last name

Main

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

-

Gender

Female

Age

2

Birth year

1879

Occupation

-

Birth place

Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Christina

Last name

McGregor

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

30

Birth year

1851

Occupation

Nurse Dom

Birth place

Dunbartonshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Sophia

Last name

Soutar

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

26

Birth year

1855

Occupation

General Dom

Birth place

Kinrossshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Mary

Last name

Harley

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

30

Birth year

1851

Occupation

Cook

Birth place

Falkirk, Stirlingshire, 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 Main family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes James A R Main and 9 other people

Main family summary

NAME
James A R Main
BORN
1834
BIRTH COUNTY
Midlothian
ADDRESS IN 1881
Maryhill, Lanarkshire, Scotland
An original census record
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