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John Will in Banffshire in the 1881 Census

Details of John Will of Overside, St Fergus, Banffshire, Scotland

First name(s)

John

Last name

Will

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

50

Birth year

1831

Occupation

Farmer 112 Acres Arable Employing 1 Man 2 Boys 1 Girl

Birth town

New Deer

Birth county

Aberdeenshire

Birth place

Scotland

Street

Overside

Town

Parish

St Fergus

County

Banffshire

Country

Scotland

Registration district

St Fergus

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Rachel

Last name

Will

Relationship

Sister

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

60

Birth year

1821

Occupation

Farmer Sister

Birth place

New Deer, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Eliza

Last name

Quirie

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

17

Birth year

1864

Occupation

General Serv (Domestic)

Birth place

Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

First name(s)

George M

Last name

Smart

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

23

Birth year

1858

Occupation

Farm Serv

Birth place

Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

First name(s)

John

Last name

Findlay

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

19

Birth year

1862

Occupation

Farm Serv

Birth place

Old Deer, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

First name(s)

James

Last name

Skene

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

13

Birth year

1868

Occupation

Farm Serv

Birth place

Longside, Aberdeenshire, 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 Will family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes John Will and 5 other people

Will family summary

NAME
John Will
BORN
1831
BIRTH COUNTY
Aberdeenshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
St Fergus, Banffshire, Scotland
An original census record
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