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James Petrie in Banffshire in the 1881 Census

Details of James Petrie of Duff Cottage, Mortlach, Banffshire, Scotland

First name(s)

James

Last name

Petrie

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

69

Birth year

1812

Occupation

Chief Magistrate Of Dufftown On Bauffshire Solicitor & Bank Agent

Birth town

Birth county

Morayshire

Birth place

Scotland

Street

Duff Cottage

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)

Caroline

Last name

Petrie

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

-

Gender

Female

Age

40

Birth year

1841

Occupation

-

Birth place

Keith, Banffshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Caroline

Last name

Petrie

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

-

Gender

Female

Age

12

Birth year

1869

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Mortlach, Banffshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Constance

Last name

Petrie

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

-

Gender

Female

Age

10

Birth year

1871

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Mortlach, Banffshire, Scotland

First name(s)

William J

Last name

Petrie

Relationship

Son

Marital status

-

Gender

Male

Age

3

Birth year

1878

Occupation

-

Birth place

Mortlach, Banffshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Margaret

Last name

Roy

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

19

Birth year

1862

Occupation

Cook Domestic Servt

Birth place

Banffshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Jane

Last name

Sime

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

17

Birth year

1864

Occupation

Housemaid Domestic Servt

Birth place

Mortlach, Banffshire, Scotland

First name(s)

William

Last name

Ramsay

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

15

Birth year

1866

Occupation

Stable Boy

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 Petrie family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes James Petrie and 7 other people

Petrie family summary

NAME
James Petrie
BORN
1812
BIRTH COUNTY
Morayshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Mortlach, Banffshire, Scotland
An original census record
An original census record

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