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James Laurence in Banffshire in the 1881 Census

Details of James Laurence of Lintmill, Rathven, Banffshire, Scotland

First name(s)

James

Last name

Laurence

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Widower

Gender

Male

Age

60

Birth year

1821

Occupation

Commercial Traveller (Distillery)

Birth town

Portsoy

Birth county

Banffshire

Birth place

Scotland

Street

Lintmill

Town

Parish

Rathven

County

Banffshire

Country

Scotland

Registration district

Seafield

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Jane

Last name

Laurence

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

38

Birth year

1843

Occupation

-

Birth place

Rathven, Banffshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Helen

Last name

Lorimer

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

18

Birth year

1863

Occupation

Domestic Serv

Birth place

Fordyce, 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 Laurence family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes James Laurence and 2 other people

Laurence family summary

NAME
James Laurence
BORN
1821
BIRTH COUNTY
Banffshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Rathven, Banffshire, Scotland
An original census record
An original census record

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