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Robert Milligan in Lanarkshire in the 1881 Census

Details of Robert Milligan of Kirkton, Blantyre, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Robert

Last name

Milligan

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

29

Birth year

1852

Occupation

Joiner & Grocer

Birth town

Birth county

Armagh

Birth place

Ireland

Street

Kirkton

Town

Parish

Blantyre

County

Lanarkshire

Country

Scotland

Registration district

Blantyre

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Jane

Last name

Milligan

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

34

Birth year

1847

Occupation

Joiner & Grocer's Wife

Birth place

Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Margaret

Last name

Watson

Relationship

Mother-In-Law

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

70

Birth year

1811

Occupation

Formerly Dye Worker

Birth place

Blantyre, 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 Milligan family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Robert Milligan and 2 other people

Milligan family summary

NAME
Robert Milligan
BORN
1852
BIRTH COUNTY
Armagh
ADDRESS IN 1881
Blantyre, Lanarkshire, Scotland
An original census record
An original census record

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