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Robert Copland in Aberdeenshire in the 1881 Census

Details of Robert Copland of Farm House At Mill Of Ardlethan, Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Robert

Last name

Copland

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

70

Birth year

1811

Occupation

Farmer Of 550 Acres Of Which 508 Arable Employing 13 Men & 1 Boy

Birth town

Birth county

Aberdeenshire

Birth place

Scotland

Street

Farm House At Mill Of Ardlethan

Town

Parish

Ellon

County

Aberdeenshire

Country

Scotland

Registration district

Ellon

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Isabella M

Last name

Copland

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

69

Birth year

1812

Occupation

Farmer's Wife

Birth place

Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Isabella

Last name

Pirie

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

60

Birth year

1821

Occupation

General General Domestic

Birth place

Turriff, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Barbara A

Last name

Middleton

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

22

Birth year

1859

Occupation

Cook Domestic Servant

Birth place

Methlick, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Barbara

Last name

Cruickshank

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

18

Birth year

1863

Occupation

Housemaid Domestic Servant

Birth place

Aberdeenshire, 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 Copland family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Robert Copland and 4 other people

Copland family summary

NAME
Robert Copland
BORN
1811
BIRTH COUNTY
Aberdeenshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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