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James Thomson in Lanarkshire in the 1881 Census

Details of James Thomson of 308 Saracen Street, Village Possilpark, Maryhill, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

James

Last name

Thomson

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

47

Birth year

1834

Occupation

Engineman Iron Foundry

Birth town

Glasgow

Birth county

Lanarkshire

Birth place

Scotland

Street

308 Saracen Street

Town

Village Possilpark

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)

Amelia

Last name

Thomson

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

45

Birth year

1836

Occupation

-

Birth place

Stirlingshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Elisabeth

Last name

Thomson

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

23

Birth year

1858

Occupation

Warehouse Woman (Pottery)

Birth place

Bo'Ness, Linlithgowshire (West Lothian), Scotland

First name(s)

Alexander

Last name

Thomson

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

19

Birth year

1862

Occupation

Fitter In Iron Foundry

Birth place

Bo'Ness, Linlithgowshire (West Lothian), Scotland

First name(s)

Annie

Last name

Thomson

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

16

Birth year

1865

Occupation

Warehouse Woman (Pottery)

Birth place

Bo'Ness, Linlithgowshire (West Lothian), Scotland

First name(s)

Catherine

Last name

Thomson

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

14

Birth year

1867

Occupation

Household Duties

Birth place

Bo'Ness, Linlithgowshire (West Lothian), Scotland

First name(s)

Amelia

Last name

Thomson

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

-

Gender

Female

Age

10

Birth year

1871

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

John T

Last name

Thomson

Relationship

Son

Marital status

-

Gender

Male

Age

7

Birth year

1874

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

William

Last name

Thomson

Relationship

Son

Marital status

-

Gender

Male

Age

5

Birth year

1876

Occupation

-

Birth place

Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Robert

Last name

Thomson

Relationship

Son

Marital status

-

Gender

Male

Age

1

Birth year

1880

Occupation

-

Birth place

Possil Park, 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 Thomson family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes James Thomson and 9 other people

Thomson family summary

NAME
James Thomson
BORN
1834
BIRTH COUNTY
Lanarkshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Maryhill, Lanarkshire, Scotland
An original census record
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