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Mary Lindsay in Lanarkshire in the 1881 Census

Details of Mary Lindsay of 131 Main Street, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Mary

Last name

Lindsay

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

77

Birth year

1804

Occupation

Birth town

Glasgow

Birth county

Lanarkshire

Birth place

Scotland

Street

131 Main Street

Town

Parish

County

Lanarkshire

Country

Scotland

Registration district

Shettleston

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

William

Last name

Lindsay

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

48

Birth year

1833

Occupation

Coal Miner

Birth place

Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Chtnn

Last name

Fleming

Relationship

Granddaughter

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

17

Birth year

1864

Occupation

Power Loom Weaver

Birth place

Tollcross, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Marg

Last name

Fleming

Relationship

Granddaughter

Marital status

-

Gender

Female

Age

8

Birth year

1873

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Tollcross, 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 Lindsay family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Mary Lindsay and 3 other people

Lindsay family summary

NAME
Mary Lindsay
BORN
1804
BIRTH COUNTY
Lanarkshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Lanarkshire, Scotland
An original census record
An original census record

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