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Walter McFarlane in Lanarkshire in the 1881 Census

Details of Walter McFarlane of Gairbraid House, Maryhill, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Walter

Last name

McFarlane

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

59

Birth year

1822

Occupation

Dairyman

Birth town

Kilmarnock

Birth county

Dunbartonshire

Birth place

Scotland

Street

Gairbraid House

Town

Parish

Maryhill

County

Lanarkshire

Country

Scotland

Registration district

Maryhill

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Christina

Last name

McFarlane

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

56

Birth year

1825

Occupation

-

Birth place

Bonhill, Dunbartonshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Agnes

Last name

McFarlane

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

24

Birth year

1857

Occupation

Dairymaid

Birth place

Stirlingshire, Scotland

First name(s)

John

Last name

McFarlane

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

22

Birth year

1859

Occupation

Carter

Birth place

Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Christina

Last name

McFarlane

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

18

Birth year

1863

Occupation

-

Birth place

Govan, Renfrewshire, Scotland

First name(s)

John

Last name

Watson

Relationship

Visitor

Marital status

-

Gender

Male

Age

10

Birth year

1871

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Walter

Last name

Watson

Relationship

Visitor

Marital status

-

Gender

Male

Age

5

Birth year

1876

Occupation

-

Birth place

Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Dugald

Last name

Gray

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

37

Birth year

1844

Occupation

Farm Servant

Birth place

Argyllshire, 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 McFarlane family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Walter McFarlane and 7 other people

McFarlane family summary

NAME
Walter McFarlane
BORN
1822
BIRTH COUNTY
Dunbartonshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Maryhill, Lanarkshire, Scotland
An original census record
An original census record

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