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Peter Murphy in Lanarkshire in the 1881 Census

Details of Peter Murphy of Cranhill Cottage, Shettleston, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Peter

Last name

Murphy

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

58

Birth year

1823

Occupation

Labourer

Birth town

Birth county

Birth place

Ireland

Street

Cranhill Cottage

Town

Parish

Shettleston

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)

Rebecca

Last name

Murphy

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

50

Birth year

1831

Occupation

Labourer Wife

Birth place

Ireland

First name(s)

Helen

Last name

Murphy

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

20

Birth year

1861

Occupation

Bleacher

Birth place

Shettleston, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Mary

Last name

Murphy

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

-

Gender

Female

Age

9

Birth year

1872

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Shettleston, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Janet

Last name

Murphy

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

-

Gender

Female

Age

5

Birth year

1876

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Shettleston, 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 Murphy family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Peter Murphy and 4 other people

Murphy family summary

NAME
Peter Murphy
BORN
1823
BIRTH COUNTY
-
ADDRESS IN 1881
Shettleston, Lanarkshire, Scotland
An original census record
An original census record

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