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James Moir in Banffshire in the 1881 Census

Details of James Moir of Whitshaw, St Fergus, Banffshire, Scotland

First name(s)

James

Last name

Moir

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

67

Birth year

1814

Occupation

Farmer Of 21 Acres Arable

Birth town

St Fergus

Birth county

Banffshire

Birth place

Scotland

Street

Whitshaw

Town

Parish

St Fergus

County

Banffshire

Country

Scotland

Registration district

St Fergus

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Margaret

Last name

Moir

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

65

Birth year

1816

Occupation

Farmers Wife

Birth place

St Fergus, Banffshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Margaret

Last name

Moir

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

34

Birth year

1847

Occupation

Kitchen Maid Domestic

Birth place

St Fergus, Banffshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Margaret B

Last name

Will

Relationship

Granddaughter

Marital status

-

Gender

Female

Age

5

Birth year

1876

Occupation

-

Birth place

St Fergus, 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 Moir family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes James Moir and 3 other people

Moir family summary

NAME
James Moir
BORN
1814
BIRTH COUNTY
Banffshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
St Fergus, Banffshire, Scotland
An original census record
An original census record

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