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John Begg in Lanarkshire in the 1881 Census

Details of John Begg of 217 Sanchiehall Lane, Barony, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

John

Last name

Begg

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

37

Birth year

1844

Occupation

Church Officer

Birth town

Portpatrick

Birth county

Wigtownshire

Birth place

Scotland

Street

217 Sanchiehall Lane

Town

Parish

Barony

County

Lanarkshire

Country

Scotland

Registration district

Kelvin

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Margaret

Last name

Begg

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

34

Birth year

1847

Occupation

Church Officer's Wife

Birth place

Portpatrick, Wigtownshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Andrew

Last name

Begg

Relationship

Son

Marital status

-

Gender

Male

Age

14

Birth year

1867

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Portpatrick, Wigtownshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Jane

Last name

King

Relationship

Cousin

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

24

Birth year

1857

Occupation

Dress Maker

Birth place

Kirkmaiden, Wigtownshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Annie

Last name

McIntosh

Relationship

Boarder

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

18

Birth year

1863

Occupation

Milliner

Birth place

Edinburgh, Midlothian, 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 Begg family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes John Begg and 4 other people

Begg family summary

NAME
John Begg
BORN
1844
BIRTH COUNTY
Wigtownshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Barony, Lanarkshire, Scotland
An original census record
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