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John Harris in Linlithgowshire (West Lothian) in the 1881 Census

Details of John Harris of 31 Mid Street, Bathgate, Bathgate, Linlithgowshire (West Lothian), Scotland

First name(s)

John

Last name

Harris

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

24

Birth year

1857

Occupation

Coal Miner

Birth town

Glasgow

Birth county

Lanarkshire

Birth place

Scotland

Street

31 Mid Street

Town

Bathgate

Parish

Bathgate

County

Linlithgowshire (West Lothian)

Country

Scotland

Registration district

Bathgate

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Elizabeth

Last name

Harris

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

57

Birth year

1824

Occupation

No Occupation

Birth place

Bathgate, Linlithgowshire (West Lothian), Scotland

First name(s)

Elizabeth

Last name

Harris

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

21

Birth year

1860

Occupation

Dressmaker

Birth place

Armadale, Linlithgowshire (West Lothian), Scotland

First name(s)

Alex

Last name

Harris

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

16

Birth year

1865

Occupation

Coal Miner

Birth place

Bathgate, Linlithgowshire (West Lothian), Scotland

First name(s)

James

Last name

Fleming

Relationship

Father

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

80

Birth year

1801

Occupation

Retired Gardener

Birth place

Torphichen, Linlithgowshire (West Lothian), Scotland

First name(s)

Mary

Last name

Fleming

Relationship

Mother

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

92

Birth year

1789

Occupation

Retired Gardener's Wife

Birth place

Bathgate, Linlithgowshire (West Lothian), 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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See the whole Harris family in this 1881 Census record

Includes John Harris and 5 other people

NAME
John Harris
BORN
1857
BIRTH COUNTY
Lanarkshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Bathgate, Linlithgowshire (West Lothian), Scotland
An original census record

This census includes:

  • Details of all household members
  • Birth dates & locations
  • Occupations
  • Full house address

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