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John Colville in Lanarkshire in the 1881 Census

Details of John Colville of Elmbank Ct, Barony, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

John

Last name

Colville

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

68

Birth year

1813

Occupation

Iron & Steel Manufacturer Employs 450 Workers

Birth town

Birth county

Argyllshire

Birth place

Scotland

Street

Elmbank Ct

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)

Janet B

Last name

Colville

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

60

Birth year

1821

Occupation

-

Birth place

Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Archibald

Last name

Colville

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

27

Birth year

1854

Occupation

I & S Manufacturer

Birth place

Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Jane

Last name

Colville

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

25

Birth year

1856

Occupation

-

Birth place

Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Margaret

Last name

Colville

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

25

Birth year

1856

Occupation

-

Birth place

Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Jemima

Last name

Colville

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

24

Birth year

1857

Occupation

-

Birth place

Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

David

Last name

Colville

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

21

Birth year

1860

Occupation

Chemist Al Steel Works

Birth place

Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Georgina

Last name

Colville

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

19

Birth year

1862

Occupation

-

Birth place

Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Kate

Last name

Greenlees

Relationship

Visitor

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

23

Birth year

1858

Occupation

-

Birth place

Argyllshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Jane

Last name

Greenlees

Relationship

Visitor

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

21

Birth year

1860

Occupation

-

Birth place

Argyllshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Helen

Last name

Calderhead

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

20

Birth year

1861

Occupation

-

Birth place

Culross, Perthshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Nelly

Last name

Brown

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

34

Birth year

1847

Occupation

-

Birth place

Ireland

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 Colville family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes John Colville and 11 other people

Colville family summary

NAME
John Colville
BORN
1813
BIRTH COUNTY
Argyllshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Barony, Lanarkshire, Scotland
An original census record
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