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John Lyall in Midlothian in the 1881 Census

Details of John Lyall of Comn Steir 1st Flr Charlotte Street, South Leith, Midlothian, Scotland

First name(s)

John

Last name

Lyall

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

70

Birth year

1811

Occupation

Cooper

Birth town

Wick

Birth county

Caithness

Birth place

Scotland

Street

Comn Steir 1st Flr Charlotte Street

Town

Parish

South Leith

County

Midlothian

Country

Scotland

Registration district

South Leith

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Elizabeth

Last name

Lyall

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

52

Birth year

1829

Occupation

-

Birth place

Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Scotland

First name(s)

Elizabeth

Last name

Lyall

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

24

Birth year

1857

Occupation

Dress Maker

Birth place

Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Scotland

First name(s)

Jessie

Last name

Lyall Or Riddle

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

23

Birth year

1858

Occupation

Slaters Wife

Birth place

Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Scotland

First name(s)

John

Last name

Riddle

Relationship

Son-In-Law

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

27

Birth year

1854

Occupation

Slater

Birth place

Walls, Shetland Islands, Scotland

First name(s)

George

Last name

Riddle

Relationship

Grandson

Marital status

-

Gender

Male

Age

3

Birth year

1878

Occupation

-

Birth place

Leith, Midlothian, Scotland

First name(s)

Elizabeth

Last name

Riddle

Relationship

Granddaughter

Marital status

-

Gender

Female

Age

1

Birth year

1880

Occupation

-

Birth place

Leith, Midlothian, Scotland

First name(s)

Isabella

Last name

Lyall

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

-

Gender

Female

Age

13

Birth year

1868

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Wick

First name(s)

Cicilia

Last name

Lyall

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

-

Gender

Female

Age

13

Birth year

1868

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Wick

First name(s)

Mary

Last name

Brown

Relationship

Boarder

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

20

Birth year

1861

Occupation

Milliner & Dressmaker

Birth place

Fife, Scotland

First name(s)

Elizabeth

Last name

Duncan

Relationship

Visitor

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

18

Birth year

1863

Occupation

A Captns Dgtr

Birth place

Lerwick, Shetland Islands, 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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Includes John Lyall and 10 other people

NAME
John Lyall
BORN
1811
BIRTH COUNTY
Caithness
ADDRESS IN 1881
South Leith, Midlothian, Scotland
An original census record

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  • Birth dates & locations
  • Occupations
  • Full house address

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