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John McGaw in Lanarkshire in the 1881 Census

Details of John McGaw of 100 Elderslie Street, Barony, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

John

Last name

McGaw

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

48

Birth year

1833

Occupation

Sea Captain

Birth town

Stranraer

Birth county

Wigtownshire

Birth place

Scotland

Street

100 Elderslie 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)

Mary

Last name

McGaw

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

39

Birth year

1842

Occupation

-

Birth place

Ardrossan, Ayrshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Margaret

Last name

McGaw

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

18

Birth year

1863

Occupation

In House

Birth place

Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Margaret

Last name

Hamilton

Relationship

Mother-In-Law

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

62

Birth year

1819

Occupation

Annuitant

Birth place

Largs, Ayrshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Sarah

Last name

Culfeather

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

15

Birth year

1866

Occupation

Domestic Servant

Birth place

Glasgow, 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 McGaw family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes John McGaw and 4 other people

McGaw family summary

NAME
John McGaw
BORN
1833
BIRTH COUNTY
Wigtownshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Barony, Lanarkshire, Scotland
An original census record
An original census record

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