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John Forbes in Aberdeenshire in the 1881 Census

Details of John Forbes of Kinbattock, Towie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

First name(s)

John

Last name

Forbes

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Widower

Gender

Male

Age

59

Birth year

1822

Occupation

Farmer Of 200 Acres Of Which 180 Are Arable & Employing 4 Men & One Girl

Birth town

Birth county

Aberdeenshire

Birth place

Scotland

Street

Kinbattock

Town

Parish

Towie

County

Aberdeenshire

Country

Scotland

Registration district

Towie

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Helen

Last name

Forbes

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

25

Birth year

1856

Occupation

Farmer's Daughter

Birth place

Towie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Jane

Last name

Forbes

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

23

Birth year

1858

Occupation

Farmer's Daughter

Birth place

Towie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

First name(s)

John F

Last name

McDonald

Relationship

Grandson

Marital status

-

Gender

Male

Age

5

Birth year

1876

Occupation

-

Birth place

Towie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Maggie

Last name

Bisset

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

22

Birth year

1859

Occupation

General Servant (Domestic)

Birth place

Tarland, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Jane

Last name

Michie

Relationship

Visitor

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

23

Birth year

1858

Occupation

General Servant Unemployed

Birth place

Strathdon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Alexander

Last name

Beattie

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

21

Birth year

1860

Occupation

Farm Servant (Domestic)

Birth place

Aberdeenshire, Scotland

First name(s)

James

Last name

Ross

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

33

Birth year

1848

Occupation

Farm Servant (Domestic)

Birth place

Rathven, Banffshire, Scotland

First name(s)

William

Last name

Ironside

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

18

Birth year

1863

Occupation

Farm Servant (Domestic)

Birth place

Aberdeenshire, 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 Forbes
BORN
1822
BIRTH COUNTY
Aberdeenshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Towie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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