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William Chalmers in Lanarkshire in the 1881 Census

Details of William Chalmers of Royal Crescent, Barony, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

William

Last name

Chalmers

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

50

Birth year

1831

Occupation

General Practioner

Birth town

Maybole

Birth county

Ayrshire

Birth place

Scotland

Street

Royal Crescent

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)

Quintin

Last name

Chalmers

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

20

Birth year

1861

Occupation

Medical Student

Birth place

Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Hugh D D

Last name

Chalmers

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

17

Birth year

1864

Occupation

Art Student

Birth place

Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Duncan

Last name

McGilvray

Relationship

-

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

22

Birth year

1859

Occupation

Medical Student

Birth place

Govan, Renfrewshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Thomas C C

Last name

Dunlop

Relationship

Visitor

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

20

Birth year

1861

Occupation

Medical Student

Birth place

Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Clara

Last name

Wright

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

18

Birth year

1863

Occupation

General Servant Domestic

Birth place

Stirling, Stirlingshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Jane

Last name

Sloan

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

32

Birth year

1849

Occupation

General Servant Domestic

Birth place

Port William, Stirlingshire, 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 Chalmers family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes William Chalmers and 6 other people

Chalmers family summary

NAME
William Chalmers
BORN
1831
BIRTH COUNTY
Ayrshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Barony, Lanarkshire, Scotland
An original census record
An original census record

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