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Margaret B Melville in Lanarkshire in the 1881 Census

Details of Margaret B Melville of Royal Crescent, Barony, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Margaret B

Last name

Melville

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

45

Birth year

1836

Occupation

Interest Of Money

Birth town

Birth county

Birth place

West Indies

Street

Royal Crescent

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)

James

Last name

Melville

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

21

Birth year

1860

Occupation

Clerk East India Mercht

Birth place

Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

William C

Last name

Melville

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

19

Birth year

1862

Occupation

Clerk Timber Mecht

Birth place

Argyllshire, Scotland

First name(s)

John T

Last name

Melville

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

17

Birth year

1864

Occupation

Clerk Ship Owner

Birth place

Argyllshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Janet

Last name

Cother

Relationship

Mother

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

76

Birth year

1805

Occupation

Interest Of Money

Birth place

Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Elizabeth

Last name

Anderson

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

18

Birth year

1863

Occupation

General Serv Domestic

Birth place

Ardrossan, 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 Melville family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Margaret B Melville and 5 other people

Melville family summary

NAME
Margaret B Melville
BORN
1836
BIRTH COUNTY
-
ADDRESS IN 1881
Barony, Lanarkshire, Scotland
An original census record
An original census record

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