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James H Kerr in Lanarkshire in the 1881 Census

Details of James H Kerr of 226 Renfrew Street, Barony, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

James H

Last name

Kerr

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Widower

Gender

Male

Age

50

Birth year

1831

Occupation

Merchant Sugar

Birth town

Muirkirk

Birth county

Ayrshire

Birth place

Scotland

Street

226 Renfrew Street

Town

Parish

Barony

County

Lanarkshire

Country

Scotland

Registration district

Kelvin

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Elizabeth

Last name

Young

Relationship

Mother-In-Law

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

82

Birth year

1799

Occupation

-

Birth place

Fenwick, Ayrshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Mary

Last name

Kerr

Relationship

Sister

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

45

Birth year

1836

Occupation

Housekeeper

Birth place

Dalmeny, Linlithgowshire (West Lothian), Scotland

First name(s)

James A

Last name

Kerr

Relationship

Nephew

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

15

Birth year

1866

Occupation

Warehouseman Apprentice

Birth place

England

First name(s)

Jane

Last name

Rowan

Relationship

Nephew

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

31

Birth year

1850

Occupation

Tablemaid

Birth place

Kirkoswald, Ayrshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Matildo

Last name

Cunningham

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

24

Birth year

1857

Occupation

Cook

Birth place

Milngavie, 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 Kerr family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes James H Kerr and 5 other people

Kerr family summary

NAME
James H Kerr
BORN
1831
BIRTH COUNTY
Ayrshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Barony, Lanarkshire, Scotland
An original census record
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