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Margaret Bell in Roxburghshire in the 1881 Census

Details of Margaret Bell of Hundalee Cottages, Jedburgh, Roxburghshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Margaret

Last name

Bell

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

72

Birth year

1809

Occupation

Servants Wife

Birth town

Birth county

Roxburghshire

Birth place

Scotland

Street

Hundalee Cottages

Town

Parish

Jedburgh

County

Roxburghshire

Country

Scotland

Registration district

Jedburgh

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

George

Last name

Bell

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

70

Birth year

1811

Occupation

Farm Servant

Birth place

Oxnam, Roxburghshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Maggie

Last name

Lunn

Relationship

Granddaughter

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

16

Birth year

1865

Occupation

Servant Domestic

Birth place

Edgerston, Roxburghshire, 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.

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See the whole Bell family in this 1881 Census record

Includes Margaret Bell and 2 other people

NAME
Margaret Bell
BORN
1809
BIRTH COUNTY
Roxburghshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Jedburgh, Roxburghshire, Scotland
An original census record

This census includes:

  • Details of all household members
  • Birth dates & locations
  • Occupations
  • Full house address

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