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Robert Scott Orr in Lanarkshire in the 1881 Census

Details of Robert Scott Orr of Albany Place, Barony, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Robert Scott

Last name

Orr

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

61

Birth year

1820

Occupation

Physician President F A Phip? Edmburgh

Birth town

Edinburgh

Birth county

Midlothian

Birth place

Scotland

Street

Albany Place

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)

Margaret

Last name

Orr

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

55

Birth year

1826

Occupation

-

Birth place

Kennoway, Fife, Scotland

First name(s)

Margaret S

Last name

Orr

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

28

Birth year

1853

Occupation

-

Birth place

Dunoon, Argyllshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Rachel S

Last name

Orr

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

25

Birth year

1856

Occupation

-

Birth place

Dunoon, Argyllshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Eliza R

Last name

Orr

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

21

Birth year

1860

Occupation

-

Birth place

Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Constance A

Last name

Orr

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

18

Birth year

1863

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Emma G

Last name

Orr

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

17

Birth year

1864

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Mary

Last name

Hyslop

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

27

Birth year

1854

Occupation

Cook

Birth place

Forgue, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Catherine E

Last name

Donald

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

24

Birth year

1857

Occupation

Laundrymaid

Birth place

Banffshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Margaret

Last name

Gemmel

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

23

Birth year

1858

Occupation

Tablemaid

Birth place

Invernessshire, 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 Orr family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Robert Scott Orr and 9 other people

Orr family summary

NAME
Robert Scott Orr
BORN
1820
BIRTH COUNTY
Midlothian
ADDRESS IN 1881
Barony, Lanarkshire, Scotland
An original census record
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