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James Sharp in Lanarkshire in the 1881 Census

Details of James Sharp of Drune Terrace, Maryhill, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

James

Last name

Sharp

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

67

Birth year

1814

Occupation

Woolen Manufr (Retired)

Birth town

Blackford

Birth county

Perthshire

Birth place

Scotland

Street

Drune Terrace

Town

Parish

Maryhill

County

Lanarkshire

Country

Scotland

Registration district

Maryhill

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Mary

Last name

Sharp

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

56

Birth year

1825

Occupation

Surveyor

Birth place

Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland

First name(s)

James

Last name

Sharp

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

32

Birth year

1849

Occupation

Land Measurer

Birth place

Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Robert

Last name

Sharp

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

32

Birth year

1849

Occupation

Iron Brokers Clerk

Birth place

Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Archibald C

Last name

Sharp

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

27

Birth year

1854

Occupation

Stock Brokers Clerk

Birth place

Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Catherine F

Last name

Sharp

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

23

Birth year

1858

Occupation

-

Birth place

Partick, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Florence E

Last name

Sharp

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

21

Birth year

1860

Occupation

-

Birth place

Partick, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Eliza E H

Last name

Sharp

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

17

Birth year

1864

Occupation

-

Birth place

Partick, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Flora

Last name

Wilson

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

37

Birth year

1844

Occupation

Cook Domestic

Birth place

Argyllshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Jane

Last name

Auld

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

25

Birth year

1856

Occupation

Housemaid (Domc)

Birth place

Bower, Caithness, 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 Sharp family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes James Sharp and 9 other people

Sharp family summary

NAME
James Sharp
BORN
1814
BIRTH COUNTY
Perthshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Maryhill, Lanarkshire, Scotland
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