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John Lamb in Lanarkshire in the 1881 Census

Details of John Lamb of Main Street, Biggar, Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

John

Last name

Lamb

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

41

Birth year

1840

Occupation

Platelayer

Birth town

Liberton

Birth county

Lanarkshire

Birth place

Scotland

Street

Main Street

Town

Biggar

Parish

Biggar

County

Lanarkshire

Country

Scotland

Registration district

Biggar

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Jane

Last name

Lamb

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

46

Birth year

1835

Occupation

-

Birth place

Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Peter

Last name

Lamb

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

20

Birth year

1861

Occupation

Baker

Birth place

Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Barbara

Last name

Lamb

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

17

Birth year

1864

Occupation

-

Birth place

Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Andrew

Last name

Lamb

Relationship

Son

Marital status

-

Gender

Male

Age

11

Birth year

1870

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Daniel

Last name

Lamb

Relationship

Son

Marital status

-

Gender

Male

Age

7

Birth year

1874

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Biggar, 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 Lamb family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes John Lamb and 5 other people

Lamb family summary

NAME
John Lamb
BORN
1840
BIRTH COUNTY
Lanarkshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotland
An original census record
An original census record

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