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Michael Smith in Lanarkshire in the 1881 Census

Details of Michael Smith of 147 Gairbraid Street, Maryhill, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Michael

Last name

Smith

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

50

Birth year

1831

Occupation

Blacksmith

Birth town

Birth county

Birth place

Ireland

Street

147 Gairbraid Street

Town

Parish

Maryhill

County

Lanarkshire

Country

Scotland

Registration district

Maryhill

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Mary

Last name

Smith

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

49

Birth year

1832

Occupation

-

Birth place

Ireland

First name(s)

Catherine

Last name

Smith

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

27

Birth year

1854

Occupation

Cotton Weaver

Birth place

Ireland

First name(s)

Bernard

Last name

Smith

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Widower

Gender

Male

Age

25

Birth year

1856

Occupation

Iron Moulder

Birth place

Ireland

First name(s)

Hugh

Last name

Smith

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

21

Birth year

1860

Occupation

Iron Moulder

Birth place

Ireland

First name(s)

Michael

Last name

Smith

Relationship

Son

Marital status

-

Gender

Male

Age

18

Birth year

1863

Occupation

Blacksmith (Appren)

Birth place

Ireland

First name(s)

Elizabeth

Last name

Smith

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

-

Gender

Female

Age

14

Birth year

1867

Occupation

Cotton Weaver

Birth place

Maryhill, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

John

Last name

Smith

Relationship

Grandson

Marital status

-

Gender

Male

Age

4

Birth year

1877

Occupation

-

Birth place

Maryhill, 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 Smith family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Michael Smith and 7 other people

Smith family summary

NAME
Michael Smith
BORN
1831
BIRTH COUNTY
-
ADDRESS IN 1881
Maryhill, Lanarkshire, Scotland
An original census record
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