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Mary Aitchison in Lanarkshire in the 1881 Census

Details of Mary Aitchison of Clyde Bank Cottage, Bothwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Mary

Last name

Aitchison

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

58

Birth year

1823

Occupation

Dividends & Interest On Money

Birth town

Strathaven

Birth county

Lanarkshire

Birth place

Scotland

Street

Clyde Bank Cottage

Town

Parish

Bothwell

County

Lanarkshire

Country

Scotland

Registration district

Bothwell

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Mary

Last name

Foster

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

28

Birth year

1853

Occupation

Interest Of Money

Birth place

Bothwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

James M

Last name

Foster

Relationship

Grandson

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

6

Birth year

1875

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Mary D

Last name

Foster

Relationship

Granddaughter

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

4

Birth year

1877

Occupation

-

Birth place

Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Robert A

Last name

Foster

Relationship

Grandson

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

2

Birth year

1879

Occupation

-

Birth place

Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

John

Last name

Reid

Relationship

Boarder

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

62

Birth year

1819

Occupation

Retired Merchant

Birth place

Stirling, Stirlingshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Jane

Last name

Aitken

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

15

Birth year

1866

Occupation

General Servant

Birth place

Stonehouse, 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 Aitchison family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Mary Aitchison and 6 other people

Aitchison family summary

NAME
Mary Aitchison
BORN
1823
BIRTH COUNTY
Lanarkshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Bothwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland
An original census record
An original census record

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