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James Anderson in Midlothian in the 1881 Census

Details of James Anderson of Candlemaker Tow, St Cuthberts, Midlothian, Scotland

First name(s)

James

Last name

Anderson

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Works At Tract Society

Birth town

Edinburgh

Birth county

Midlothian

Birth place

Scotland

Street

Candlemaker Tow

Town

Parish

St Cuthberts

County

Midlothian

Country

Scotland

Registration district

St George

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Catherine

Last name

Murray

Relationship

Lodger

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

19

Birth year

1862

Occupation

Masons Wife

Birth place

England

First name(s)

James

Last name

Anderson

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

70

Birth year

1811

Occupation

Upholsterer

Birth place

Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland

First name(s)

Ann

Last name

Anderson

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

72

Birth year

1809

Occupation

-

Birth place

Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland

First name(s)

Margaret

Last name

Anderson

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

-

Birth year

-

Occupation

No Occupation

Birth place

Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland

First name(s)

Margaret

Last name

Kerr

Relationship

Sister-In-Law

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

74

Birth year

1807

Occupation

Milliner

Birth place

Edinburgh, Midlothian, 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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See the whole Anderson family in this 1881 Census record

Includes James Anderson and 5 other people

NAME
James Anderson
BORN
-
BIRTH COUNTY
Midlothian
ADDRESS IN 1881
St Cuthberts, Midlothian, Scotland
An original census record

This census includes:

  • Details of all household members
  • Birth dates & locations
  • Occupations
  • Full house address

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