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James Sinclair in Lanarkshire in the 1881 Census

Details of James Sinclair of Grange House, Bothwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

James

Last name

Sinclair

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

60

Birth year

1821

Occupation

Ham Curer & Provision Merchant 32 In Employment

Birth town

Campbeltown

Birth county

Argyllshire

Birth place

Scotland

Street

Grange House

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)

Helen

Last name

Sinclair

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

33

Birth year

1848

Occupation

Ham Curer Wife

Birth place

Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Alexander

Last name

Sinclair

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

25

Birth year

1856

Occupation

Student

Birth place

Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

James S

Last name

Sinclair

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

23

Birth year

1858

Occupation

Warehouseman

Birth place

Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

William

Last name

Sinclair

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

19

Birth year

1862

Occupation

Clerk & Traveller

Birth place

Pollokshields, Renfrewshire, Scotland

First name(s)

John

Last name

Sinclair

Relationship

Son

Marital status

-

Gender

Male

Age

12

Birth year

1869

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Pollokshields, Renfrewshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Ellen P

Last name

Sinclair

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

-

Gender

Female

Age

0

Birth year

1881

Occupation

-

Birth place

Bothwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Margaret

Last name

Murray

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

23

Birth year

1858

Occupation

General Serv

Birth place

Dalziel, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Martha

Last name

King

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

19

Birth year

1862

Occupation

General Serv

Birth place

Law, Lanarkshire, 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 Sinclair family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes James Sinclair and 8 other people

Sinclair family summary

NAME
James Sinclair
BORN
1821
BIRTH COUNTY
Argyllshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Bothwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland
An original census record
An original census record

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