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Robert Watson in Lanarkshire in the 1881 Census

Details of Robert Watson of Borough Muir, Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Robert

Last name

Watson

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

44

Birth year

1837

Occupation

Farm 10 Acres

Birth town

Birth county

Peeblesshire

Birth place

Scotland

Street

Borough Muir

Town

Parish

Biggar

County

Lanarkshire

Country

Scotland

Registration district

Biggar

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Janet Y

Last name

Watson

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

48

Birth year

1833

Occupation

-

Birth place

Peebles, Peeblesshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Maggie

Last name

Watson

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

17

Birth year

1864

Occupation

Apprentice Dressmaker

Birth place

Broughton, Peeblesshire, Scotland

First name(s)

William

Last name

Watson

Relationship

Son

Marital status

-

Gender

Male

Age

14

Birth year

1867

Occupation

General Labourer

Birth place

Peeblesshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Janet

Last name

Watson

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

-

Gender

Female

Age

6

Birth year

1875

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Peeblesshire, Scotland

First name(s)

William

Last name

Young

Relationship

Brother-In-Law

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

50

Birth year

1831

Occupation

General Labourer

Birth place

Peebles, Peeblesshire, 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 Watson family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Robert Watson and 5 other people

Watson family summary

NAME
Robert Watson
BORN
1837
BIRTH COUNTY
Peeblesshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotland
An original census record
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