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Thomas Hope in Lanarkshire in the 1881 Census

Details of Thomas Hope of Backwell Park Main Street, Biggar, Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Thomas

Last name

Hope

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

62

Birth year

1819

Occupation

Farmer Farming 22 1/2 Acres Arable

Birth town

West Linton

Birth county

Peeblesshire

Birth place

Scotland

Street

Backwell Park Main Street

Town

Biggar

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)

Agnes

Last name

Hope

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

58

Birth year

1823

Occupation

Farmer's Wife

Birth place

Skirling, Peeblesshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Ann

Last name

Hope

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

32

Birth year

1849

Occupation

Farmer's Daur

Birth place

Skirling, Peeblesshire, Scotland

First name(s)

John

Last name

Hope

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

22

Birth year

1859

Occupation

Farmer's Son

Birth place

Skirling, Peeblesshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Grace P

Last name

Whitfield

Relationship

-

Marital status

-

Gender

Female

Age

13

Birth year

1868

Occupation

-

Birth place

Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Margaret H

Last name

Whitfield

Relationship

-

Marital status

-

Gender

Female

Age

10

Birth year

1871

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Marion S

Last name

Smail

Relationship

-

Marital status

-

Gender

Female

Age

2

Birth year

1879

Occupation

-

Birth place

Biggar, 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 Hope family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Thomas Hope and 6 other people

Hope family summary

NAME
Thomas Hope
BORN
1819
BIRTH COUNTY
Peeblesshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Biggar, Lanarkshire, Scotland
An original census record
An original census record

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