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James Watson in Lanarkshire in the 1881 Census

Details of James Watson of Viewbank, Bothwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

James

Last name

Watson

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

69

Birth year

1812

Occupation

Retired Iron Merchant

Birth town

Cumbernauld

Birth county

Dunbartonshire

Birth place

Scotland

Street

Viewbank

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)

Agnes M

Last name

Watson

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

50

Birth year

1831

Occupation

Retired Iron Merchant Wife

Birth place

Dalmuir, Dunbartonshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Elizabeth A

Last name

Watson

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

21

Birth year

1860

Occupation

Spinster

Birth place

Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Robert

Last name

Watson

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

19

Birth year

1862

Occupation

Clerk

Birth place

Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Marion

Last name

Lindsay

Relationship

Visitor

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

34

Birth year

1847

Occupation

Spinster

Birth place

Peeblesshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Mary

Last name

Beatson

Relationship

Visitor

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

20

Birth year

1861

Occupation

Spinster

Birth place

Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Alexander M

Last name

Hay

Relationship

Visitor

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

24

Birth year

1857

Occupation

Ship Owner

Birth place

Kirkintilloch, Dunbartonshire, Scotland

First name(s)

James

Last name

Hay

Relationship

Visitor

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

21

Birth year

1860

Occupation

Ship Owner

Birth place

Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Euphemia

Last name

McQueen

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

23

Birth year

1858

Occupation

Cook

Birth place

Carluke, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Rachel

Last name

Gibb

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

19

Birth year

1862

Occupation

Table Maid

Birth place

New Cumnock, Ayrshire, 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 Watson family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes James Watson and 9 other people

Watson family summary

NAME
James Watson
BORN
1812
BIRTH COUNTY
Dunbartonshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Bothwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland
An original census record
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