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John Nicholson in Lanarkshire in the 1881 Census

Details of John Nicholson of 20 Maitland Street, Barony, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

John

Last name

Nicholson

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

62

Birth year

1819

Occupation

Eating House Keeper

Birth town

Birth county

Argyllshire

Birth place

Scotland

Street

20 Maitland Street

Town

Parish

Barony

County

Lanarkshire

Country

Scotland

Registration district

Milton

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Mary G

Last name

Nicholson

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

62

Birth year

1819

Occupation

-

Birth place

Livingston, Linlithgowshire (West Lothian), Scotland

First name(s)

James

Last name

Nicholson

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

34

Birth year

1847

Occupation

Master Butcher Employing 2 Men

Birth place

Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Sarah

Last name

Nicholson

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

28

Birth year

1853

Occupation

Eating Ho Keeper Daughter

Birth place

Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Mary

Last name

Nicholson

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

26

Birth year

1855

Occupation

Butchers Assistant

Birth place

Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

John

Last name

Nicholson

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

22

Birth year

1859

Occupation

Master Butcher Employing 1 Men

Birth place

Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Margaret

Last name

McDonald

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

18

Birth year

1863

Occupation

Domestic Servt General

Birth place

Mauchline, Ayrshire, 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 Nicholson family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes John Nicholson and 6 other people

Nicholson family summary

NAME
John Nicholson
BORN
1819
BIRTH COUNTY
Argyllshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Barony, Lanarkshire, Scotland
An original census record
An original census record

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