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John McFarlane in Lanarkshire in the 1881 Census

Details of John McFarlane of 40 West End Park Street, Barony, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

John

Last name

McFarlane

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

32

Birth year

1849

Occupation

Butcher

Birth town

Millport

Birth county

Buteshire

Birth place

Scotland

Street

40 West End Park Street

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)

Annie

Last name

McFarlane

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

33

Birth year

1848

Occupation

-

Birth place

Kingarth, Buteshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Jeannie

Last name

McDougall

Relationship

Mother-In-Law

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

74

Birth year

1807

Occupation

-

Birth place

West Kilbride, Ayrshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Mary

Last name

Simpson

Relationship

Visitor

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

64

Birth year

1817

Occupation

-

Birth place

West Kilbride, Ayrshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Thomas

Last name

McDougall

Relationship

Nephew

Marital status

-

Gender

Male

Age

14

Birth year

1867

Occupation

Butcher's Message Boy

Birth place

Kingarth, Buteshire, 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 McFarlane family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes John McFarlane and 4 other people

McFarlane family summary

NAME
John McFarlane
BORN
1849
BIRTH COUNTY
Buteshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Barony, Lanarkshire, Scotland
An original census record
An original census record

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