Skip to content

John Strachan in Lanarkshire in the 1881 Census

Details of John Strachan of Aitken Heads Land, Blantyre, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

John

Last name

Strachan

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

68

Birth year

1813

Occupation

Master Shoemaker

Birth town

Hamilton

Birth county

Lanarkshire

Birth place

Scotland

Street

Aitken Heads Land

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)

Margaret

Last name

Campbell

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

60

Birth year

1821

Occupation

Spinster

Birth place

East Kilbride, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Agnes

Last name

Strachan

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

24

Birth year

1857

Occupation

Steam Power Weaver

Birth place

Blantyre, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Jane

Last name

Strachan

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

21

Birth year

1860

Occupation

Steam Power Weaver

Birth place

Blantyre, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

David

Last name

McMillan

Relationship

Grandson

Marital status

-

Gender

Male

Age

6

Birth year

1875

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Blantyre, 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 Strachan family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes John Strachan and 4 other people

Strachan family summary

NAME
John Strachan
BORN
1813
BIRTH COUNTY
Lanarkshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Blantyre, Lanarkshire, Scotland
An original census record
An original census record

Not what you're looking for?