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James Dey in Banffshire in the 1881 Census

Details of James Dey of 75 Castle Street, Mortlach, Banffshire, Scotland

First name(s)

James

Last name

Dey

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Widower

Gender

Male

Age

84

Birth year

1797

Occupation

Retired Farmer

Birth town

Mortlach

Birth county

Banffshire

Birth place

Scotland

Street

75 Castle Street

Town

Parish

Mortlach

County

Banffshire

Country

Scotland

Registration district

Marnoch

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Ann

Last name

Dey

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

55

Birth year

1826

Occupation

General Servant

Birth place

Mortlach, Banffshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Jane

Last name

Findlater

Relationship

Granddaughter

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

20

Birth year

1861

Occupation

Dressmaker

Birth place

Mortlach, Banffshire, 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 Dey family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes James Dey and 2 other people

Dey family summary

NAME
James Dey
BORN
1797
BIRTH COUNTY
Banffshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Mortlach, Banffshire, Scotland
An original census record
An original census record

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