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John C Or Downs in Ayrshire in the 1881 Census

Details of John C Or Downs of High Road, St Quivox, Ayrshire, Scotland

First name(s)

John

Last name

C Or Downs

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

18

Birth year

1863

Occupation

Coal Miner

Birth town

Waterside

Birth county

Ayrshire

Birth place

Scotland

Street

High Road

Town

Parish

St Quivox

County

Ayrshire

Country

Scotland

Registration district

St Quivox & Newton

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Jane

Last name

C Or Downs

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

47

Birth year

1834

Occupation

-

Birth place

Ireland

First name(s)

Mary

Last name

C Or Downs

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

15

Birth year

1866

Occupation

Outdoor Worker

Birth place

Ayrshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Elizabeth

Last name

C Or Downs

Relationship

Visitor

Marital status

-

Gender

Female

Age

3

Birth year

1878

Occupation

-

Birth place

Annbank, Ayrshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Samuel

Last name

McMillan

Relationship

Visitor

Marital status

Widower

Gender

Male

Age

55

Birth year

1826

Occupation

Coal Miner

Birth place

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.

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NAME
John C Or Downs
BORN
1863
BIRTH COUNTY
Ayrshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
St Quivox, Ayrshire, Scotland
An original census record

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  • Birth dates & locations
  • Occupations
  • Full house address

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