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Robert Aikman in Lanarkshire in the 1881 Census

Details of Robert Aikman of 279 Gairbraid Street, Maryhill, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Robert

Last name

Aikman

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

30

Birth year

1851

Occupation

Lamp Lighter

Birth town

Corstorphine

Birth county

Midlothian

Birth place

Scotland

Street

279 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)

Helen

Last name

Aikman

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

24

Birth year

1857

Occupation

Feather Dresser

Birth place

Leith, Midlothian, Scotland

First name(s)

Charlie

Last name

Aikman

Relationship

Son

Marital status

-

Gender

Male

Age

8

Birth year

1873

Occupation

-

Birth place

Corstorphine, Midlothian, Scotland

First name(s)

Jessie

Last name

Aikman

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

-

Gender

Female

Age

7

Birth year

1874

Occupation

-

Birth place

Corstorphine, Midlothian, Scotland

First name(s)

Violet

Last name

Aikman

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

-

Gender

Female

Age

2

Birth year

1879

Occupation

-

Birth place

Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland

First name(s)

Alice

Last name

Aikman

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

-

Gender

Female

Age

3

Birth year

1878

Occupation

-

Birth place

Edinburgh, Midlothian, 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 Aikman family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Robert Aikman and 5 other people

Aikman family summary

NAME
Robert Aikman
BORN
1851
BIRTH COUNTY
Midlothian
ADDRESS IN 1881
Maryhill, Lanarkshire, Scotland
An original census record
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