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James Smith Findlater in Banffshire in the 1881 Census

Details of James Smith Findlater of Balvenie House, Mortlach, Banffshire, Scotland

First name(s)

James Smith

Last name

Findlater

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

40

Birth year

1841

Occupation

Farmer 250 Ac Of Which 200 Ac Are Arable Employing 6 Men 1 Boy And 3 Women

Birth town

Mortlach

Birth county

Banffshire

Birth place

Scotland

Street

Balvenie House

Town

Parish

Mortlach

County

Banffshire

Country

Scotland

Registration district

Mortlach

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Isabella S

Last name

Findlater

Relationship

Mother

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

70

Birth year

1811

Occupation

Income Form Investments

Birth place

Banff, Banffshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Sylvester W

Last name

Findlater

Relationship

Brother

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

27

Birth year

1854

Occupation

M B C M Aberdeen University (Not Practesing)

Birth place

Mortlach, Banffshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Elizabeth S

Last name

Mitchell

Relationship

-

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

16

Birth year

1865

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Canada

First name(s)

Mary A

Last name

Mitchell

Relationship

-

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

15

Birth year

1866

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Canada

First name(s)

Helen

Last name

Paris

Relationship

-

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

54

Birth year

1827

Occupation

Income From Investments

Birth place

Kincardineshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Jane

Last name

Grant

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

31

Birth year

1850

Occupation

Cook (Domestic)

Birth place

Banffshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Margaret

Last name

McPherson

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

24

Birth year

1857

Occupation

Housemaid (Domestic)

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 Findlater family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes James Smith Findlater and 7 other people

Findlater family summary

NAME
James Smith Findlater
BORN
1841
BIRTH COUNTY
Banffshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Mortlach, Banffshire, Scotland
An original census record
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