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Thomas Lightbody Allan in Lanarkshire in the 1881 Census

Details of Thomas Lightbody Allan of 296 Renfrew Street, Barony, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Thomas Lightbody

Last name

Allan

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

43

Birth year

1838

Occupation

Book Seller Master Employing 3 Girls & W Boys

Birth town

Glasgow

Birth county

Lanarkshire

Birth place

Scotland

Street

296 Renfrew Street

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)

Joanna Lightbody

Last name

Allan

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

43

Birth year

1838

Occupation

-

Birth place

Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Patience M

Last name

Allan

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

14

Birth year

1867

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

James H

Last name

Allan

Relationship

Son

Marital status

-

Gender

Male

Age

10

Birth year

1871

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Elizabeth

Last name

Allan

Relationship

Mother

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

75

Birth year

1806

Occupation

-

Birth place

Wilsontown, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Mary E

Last name

Irvine

Relationship

-

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

75

Birth year

1806

Occupation

-

Birth place

Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Scotland

First name(s)

Lilias

Last name

Henry

Relationship

-

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

71

Birth year

1810

Occupation

-

Birth place

Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Scotland

First name(s)

Mary Ann

Last name

Boyd

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

18

Birth year

1863

Occupation

General Domestic

Birth place

Ireland

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 Allan family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Thomas Lightbody Allan and 7 other people

Allan family summary

NAME
Thomas Lightbody Allan
BORN
1838
BIRTH COUNTY
Lanarkshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Barony, Lanarkshire, Scotland
An original census record
An original census record

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