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Thomas Low in Lanarkshire in the 1881 Census

Details of Thomas Low of Elmbank Ct, Barony, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Thomas

Last name

Low

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

50

Birth year

1831

Occupation

Insurance Broker

Birth town

Inverkip

Birth county

Renfrewshire

Birth place

Scotland

Street

Elmbank Ct

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)

Jeanie

Last name

Low

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

40

Birth year

1841

Occupation

-

Birth place

Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Isabella

Last name

Low

Relationship

Sister

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

59

Birth year

1822

Occupation

-

Birth place

Inverkip, Renfrewshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Margaret

Last name

Galloway

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

24

Birth year

1857

Occupation

Domestic Servt

Birth place

Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland

First name(s)

Grace

Last name

Lindsay

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

28

Birth year

1853

Occupation

Domestic Servt

Birth place

Douglas, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Margaret

Last name

Allan

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

18

Birth year

1863

Occupation

Domestic Servt

Birth place

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 Low family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Thomas Low and 5 other people

Low family summary

NAME
Thomas Low
BORN
1831
BIRTH COUNTY
Renfrewshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Barony, Lanarkshire, Scotland
An original census record
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