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James Phillips in Lanarkshire in the 1881 Census

Details of James Phillips of Roxburgh Villa, Bothwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

James

Last name

Phillips

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

53

Birth year

1828

Occupation

Retired Grocer

Birth town

Dunning

Birth county

Perthshire

Birth place

Scotland

Street

Roxburgh Villa

Town

Parish

Bothwell

County

Lanarkshire

Country

Scotland

Registration district

Bothwell

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Janet

Last name

Phillips

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

50

Birth year

1831

Occupation

Retired Grocer Wife

Birth place

Campsie, Stirlingshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Jessie

Last name

Phillips

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

21

Birth year

1860

Occupation

Retired Grocer Daur

Birth place

Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Margaret

Last name

Munroe

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

32

Birth year

1849

Occupation

Cook

Birth place

Campbeltown, Argyllshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Jane

Last name

Melvin

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

20

Birth year

1861

Occupation

Housemaid

Birth place

Newburgh, Fife, 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 Phillips family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes James Phillips and 4 other people

Phillips family summary

NAME
James Phillips
BORN
1828
BIRTH COUNTY
Perthshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Bothwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland
An original census record
An original census record

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