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John James Kerr in Lanarkshire in the 1881 Census

Details of John James Kerr of Woodside Ter, Barony, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

John James

Last name

Kerr

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

59

Birth year

1822

Occupation

Landed Proprietor

Birth town

Stewarton

Birth county

Ayrshire

Birth place

Scotland

Street

Woodside Ter

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)

Margaret E

Last name

Kerr

Relationship

Sister

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

55

Birth year

1826

Occupation

Income From Dividends

Birth place

Stewarton, Ayrshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Jane

Last name

Grant

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

43

Birth year

1838

Occupation

Cook Dom Serv

Birth place

Banffshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Ann

Last name

Roy

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

42

Birth year

1839

Occupation

Housemaid Dom Serv

Birth place

Dalry, Ayrshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Margaret

Last name

Ferguson

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

20

Birth year

1861

Occupation

General Dom Serv

Birth place

Argyllshire, 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 Kerr family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes John James Kerr and 4 other people

Kerr family summary

NAME
John James Kerr
BORN
1822
BIRTH COUNTY
Ayrshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Barony, Lanarkshire, Scotland
An original census record
An original census record

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