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John Smith in Lanarkshire in the 1881 Census

Details of John Smith of 48 Dixon Street, Blantyre, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

John

Last name

Smith

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

51

Birth year

1830

Occupation

Shoemaker

Birth town

Birth county

Birth place

Ireland

Street

48 Dixon Street

Town

Parish

Blantyre

County

Lanarkshire

Country

Scotland

Registration district

Blantyre

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Mary J

Last name

Smith

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

50

Birth year

1831

Occupation

-

Birth place

Ireland

First name(s)

Elizabeth

Last name

Smith

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

28

Birth year

1853

Occupation

Weaver

Birth place

Ireland

First name(s)

Jane

Last name

Smith

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

26

Birth year

1855

Occupation

Domestic Servt

Birth place

Ireland

First name(s)

Margaret

Last name

Smith

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

24

Birth year

1857

Occupation

Dye Worker

Birth place

Ireland

First name(s)

Edward

Last name

Smith

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

23

Birth year

1858

Occupation

Coal Miner

Birth place

Ireland

First name(s)

Sarah

Last name

Smith

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

21

Birth year

1860

Occupation

General Servt

Birth place

Ireland

First name(s)

Thomas

Last name

Smith

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

19

Birth year

1862

Occupation

Coal Miner

Birth place

Ireland

First name(s)

David

Last name

Smith

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

16

Birth year

1865

Occupation

Coal Miner

Birth place

Ireland

First name(s)

Frank

Last name

Smith

Relationship

Son

Marital status

-

Gender

Male

Age

11

Birth year

1870

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Ireland

First name(s)

Patrick

Last name

Campbell

Relationship

Boarder

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

24

Birth year

1857

Occupation

Labourer

Birth place

Ireland

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 Smith family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes John Smith and 10 other people

Smith family summary

NAME
John Smith
BORN
1830
BIRTH COUNTY
-
ADDRESS IN 1881
Blantyre, Lanarkshire, Scotland
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