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James Colquhoun in Dorset in the 1881 Census

Details of James Colquhoun of The Elms, Parkstone, Dorset, England

First name(s)

James

Last name

Colquhoun

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

37

Birth year

1844

Occupation

Annuitant

Birth town

Edinburgh

Birth county

Midlothian

Birth place

Scotland

Street

The Elms

Town

Parish

Parkstone

County

Dorset

Country

England

Registration district

Poole

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Charlotte M D

Last name

Colquhoun

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

33

Birth year

1848

Occupation

--

Birth place

Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland

First name(s)

Elizabeth

Last name

Monro

Relationship

Mother In Law

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

63

Birth year

1818

Occupation

--

Birth place

Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland

First name(s)

Sophia F M

Last name

Monro

Relationship

Sister In Law

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

35

Birth year

1846

Occupation

--

Birth place

Spain

First name(s)

Jane

Last name

House

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

24

Birth year

1857

Occupation

Cook Housekeeper

Birth place

Piddletrenthide, Dorset, England

First name(s)

Janet

Last name

Fisher

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

37

Birth year

1844

Occupation

Laundress

Birth place

Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Marion

Last name

Marshall

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

27

Birth year

1854

Occupation

Housemaid

Birth place

Scotland

First name(s)

Margaret

Last name

Horsburgh

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

17

Birth year

1864

Occupation

Under Housemaid

Birth place

Scotland

First name(s)

Sophia

Last name

Kellaway

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

21

Birth year

1860

Occupation

Kitchenmaid

Birth place

Hilton, Dorset, England

First name(s)

John

Last name

Groves

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

21

Birth year

1860

Occupation

Footman

Birth place

Broadclyst, Devon, England

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 Colquhoun family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes James Colquhoun and 9 other people

Colquhoun family summary

NAME
James Colquhoun
BORN
1844
BIRTH COUNTY
Midlothian
ADDRESS IN 1881
Parkstone, Dorset, England
An original census record
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