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Peter Davidson in Lanarkshire in the 1881 Census

Details of Peter Davidson of 6 Cleveland Street, Barony, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Peter

Last name

Davidson

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

31

Birth year

1850

Occupation

Drapers Assistant

Birth town

Birth county

Caithness

Birth place

Scotland

Street

6 Cleveland Street

Town

Parish

Barony

County

Lanarkshire

Country

Scotland

Registration district

Kelvin

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Isabella

Last name

Davidson

Relationship

Sister

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

35

Birth year

1846

Occupation

House Keeper

Birth place

Caithness, Scotland

First name(s)

William Mcadam

Last name

Davidson

Relationship

Brother

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

25

Birth year

1856

Occupation

Drapers Assistant

Birth place

Caithness, Scotland

First name(s)

Anstruther

Last name

Davidson

Relationship

Brother

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

21

Birth year

1860

Occupation

Student Of Medicine

Birth place

Caithness, Scotland

First name(s)

Annie

Last name

Davidson

Relationship

Sister

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

18

Birth year

1863

Occupation

Milliners Assistant

Birth place

Caithness, Scotland

First name(s)

Joseph W

Last name

Duncan

Relationship

Boarder

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

24

Birth year

1857

Occupation

Drapers Assistant

Birth place

Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

George W

Last name

Lowe

Relationship

Boarder

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

22

Birth year

1859

Occupation

Arts Student

Birth place

St Vigeans, Forfarshire (Angus), 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 Davidson family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Peter Davidson and 6 other people

Davidson family summary

NAME
Peter Davidson
BORN
1850
BIRTH COUNTY
Caithness
ADDRESS IN 1881
Barony, Lanarkshire, Scotland
An original census record
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