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Jane Gibson in Midlothian in the 1881 Census

Details of Jane Gibson of Sheriff Brae, Leith, South Leith, Midlothian, Scotland

First name(s)

Jane

Last name

Gibson

Relationship

Mother-In-Law

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

55

Birth year

1826

Occupation

Birth town

Birth county

Birth place

Street

Sheriff Brae

Town

Leith

Parish

South Leith

County

Midlothian

Country

Scotland

Registration district

South Leith

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Alexander

Last name

Dickson

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

34

Birth year

1847

Occupation

Gen Lab

Birth place

Leith, Midlothian, Scotland

First name(s)

Ann

Last name

Dickson

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

32

Birth year

1849

Occupation

Mill Worker

Birth place

Leith, Midlothian, Scotland

First name(s)

Jane

Last name

Dickson

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

-

Gender

Female

Age

11

Birth year

1870

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Leith, Midlothian, Scotland

First name(s)

Marion

Last name

Dickson

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

-

Gender

Female

Age

8

Birth year

1873

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Leith, Midlothian, Scotland

First name(s)

Matthew

Last name

Dickson

Relationship

Son

Marital status

-

Gender

Male

Age

6

Birth year

1875

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Leith, Midlothian, Scotland

First name(s)

Andrew

Last name

Dickson

Relationship

Son

Marital status

-

Gender

Male

Age

4

Birth year

1877

Occupation

-

Birth place

Leith, Midlothian, Scotland

First name(s)

Alexander

Last name

Dickson

Relationship

Son

Marital status

-

Gender

Male

Age

2

Birth year

1879

Occupation

-

Birth place

Leith, Midlothian, Scotland

First name(s)

George

Last name

Gibson

Relationship

Brother-In-Law

Marital status

-

Gender

Male

Age

17

Birth year

1864

Occupation

Carter

Birth place

Leith, Midlothian, Scotland

First name(s)

Alexander

Last name

Gibson

Relationship

Brother-In-Law

Marital status

-

Gender

Male

Age

14

Birth year

1867

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Leith, Midlothian, Scotland

First name(s)

Agnes

Last name

Gibson

Relationship

Aunt

Marital status

-

Gender

Female

Age

67

Birth year

1814

Occupation

-

Birth place

Wigtown, Wigtownshire, 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.

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See the whole Gibson family in this 1881 Census record

Includes Jane Gibson and 10 other people

NAME
Jane Gibson
BORN
1826
BIRTH COUNTY
-
ADDRESS IN 1881
South Leith, Midlothian, Scotland
An original census record

This census includes:

  • Details of all household members
  • Birth dates & locations
  • Occupations
  • Full house address

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