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Margaret Dey in Banffshire in the 1881 Census

Details of Margaret Dey of Mewlack Cottage, Mortlach, Banffshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Margaret

Last name

Dey

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

81

Birth year

1800

Occupation

Formerly Carpenter's Wife

Birth town

Birth county

Elgin or Moray

Birth place

Scotland

Street

Mewlack Cottage

Town

Parish

Mortlach

County

Banffshire

Country

Scotland

Registration district

Mortlach

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Ann

Last name

Brander

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

41

Birth year

1840

Occupation

Formerly Carpenter's Wife

Birth place

Dufftown, Banffshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Elizabeth

Last name

Brander

Relationship

Granddaughter

Marital status

-

Gender

Female

Age

10

Birth year

1871

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Jemima

Last name

Brander

Relationship

Granddaughter

Marital status

-

Gender

Female

Age

8

Birth year

1873

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

First name(s)

John

Last name

Brander

Relationship

Grandson

Marital status

-

Gender

Male

Age

7

Birth year

1874

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

First name(s)

William

Last name

Brander

Relationship

Grandson

Marital status

-

Gender

Male

Age

4

Birth year

1877

Occupation

-

Birth place

Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Ann Wilson

Last name

Brander

Relationship

Granddaughter

Marital status

-

Gender

Female

Age

3

Birth year

1878

Occupation

-

Birth place

Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Hugh Stewart

Last name

Brander

Relationship

Grandson

Marital status

-

Gender

Male

Age

1

Birth year

1880

Occupation

-

Birth place

Banffshire, 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 Dey family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Margaret Dey and 7 other people

Dey family summary

NAME
Margaret Dey
BORN
1800
BIRTH COUNTY
Elgin or Moray
ADDRESS IN 1881
Mortlach, Banffshire, Scotland
An original census record
An original census record

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