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John Dempster in Lanarkshire in the 1881 Census

Details of John Dempster of 169 Lower Caighall Road, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

John

Last name

Dempster

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

38

Birth year

1843

Occupation

Coachman

Birth town

Maybole

Birth county

Ayrshire

Birth place

Scotland

Street

169 Lower Caighall Road

Town

Parish

County

Lanarkshire

Country

Scotland

Registration district

Milton

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Margaret

Last name

Dempster

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

38

Birth year

1843

Occupation

Coachmans Wife

Birth place

Dailly, Ayrshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Helen

Last name

Dempster

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

-

Gender

Female

Age

12

Birth year

1869

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Robert

Last name

Dempster

Relationship

Son

Marital status

-

Gender

Male

Age

11

Birth year

1870

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Cardross, Dunbartonshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Hugh

Last name

Dempster

Relationship

Son

Marital status

-

Gender

Male

Age

9

Birth year

1872

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Campsie, Stirlingshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Janet

Last name

Dempster

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

-

Gender

Female

Age

7

Birth year

1874

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Campsie, Stirlingshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Agnes Jane

Last name

Dempster

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

-

Gender

Female

Age

4

Birth year

1877

Occupation

-

Birth place

Wishaw, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

William

Last name

Dempster

Relationship

Son

Marital status

-

Gender

Male

Age

3

Birth year

1878

Occupation

-

Birth place

Wishaw, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

James

Last name

Fraser

Relationship

Nephew

Marital status

-

Gender

Male

Age

0

Birth year

1881

Occupation

-

Birth place

Wishaw, Lanarkshire, 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 Dempster family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes John Dempster and 8 other people

Dempster family summary

NAME
John Dempster
BORN
1843
BIRTH COUNTY
Ayrshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Lanarkshire, Scotland
An original census record
An original census record

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