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James Downie in Lanarkshire in the 1881 Census

Details of James Downie of Bertrohill House, Shettleston, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

James

Last name

Downie

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Widower

Gender

Male

Age

53

Birth year

1828

Occupation

Manufr Of Colourd & Silk Good

Birth town

Glasgow

Birth county

Lanarkshire

Birth place

Scotland

Street

Bertrohill House

Town

Parish

Shettleston

County

Lanarkshire

Country

Scotland

Registration district

Shettleston

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Charles M

Last name

Downie

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

20

Birth year

1861

Occupation

Clerk Turkey Red Dyring

Birth place

Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

John Patrick

Last name

Downie

Relationship

Son

Marital status

-

Gender

Male

Age

11

Birth year

1870

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Elisabeth Hs M

Last name

Downie

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

-

Gender

Female

Age

5

Birth year

1876

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Andrew Marshall

Last name

Downie

Relationship

Son

Marital status

-

Gender

Male

Age

5

Birth year

1876

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Rebecca Gloversmith

Last name

Gordon

Relationship

Governess

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

35

Birth year

1846

Occupation

Governess

Birth place

Kincardineshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Margaret

Last name

McGregor

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

27

Birth year

1854

Occupation

Servt Cook

Birth place

Stirlingshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Margaret Mclean

Last name

Wilson

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

20

Birth year

1861

Occupation

Domestic Servt

Birth place

Strathaven, 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.

See the whole Downie family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes James Downie and 7 other people

Downie family summary

NAME
James Downie
BORN
1828
BIRTH COUNTY
Lanarkshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Shettleston, Lanarkshire, Scotland
An original census record
An original census record

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