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William Farguharson in Lancashire in the 1881 Census

Details of William Farguharson of 18 Bold Street, North Meols, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

William

Last name

Farguharson

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

70

Birth year

1811

Occupation

(Invalid)

Birth town

Edinburgh

Birth county

Midlothian

Birth place

Scotland

Street

18 Bold Street

Town

Parish

North Meols

County

Lancashire

Country

England

Registration district

Ormskirk

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Margaret

Last name

Farguharson

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

62

Birth year

1819

Occupation

Lodginghouse Keeper

Birth place

Staffordshire, England

First name(s)

Margaret A

Last name

Howden

Relationship

Niece

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

14

Birth year

1867

Occupation

-

Birth place

Birkenhead, Cheshire, England

First name(s)

Mary

Last name

Rimmer

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

34

Birth year

1847

Occupation

Gen Serv

Birth place

Churchtown, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Charles

Last name

Lees

Relationship

Lodger Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

34

Birth year

1847

Occupation

Insurance Secretary

Birth place

Scotland

First name(s)

Mary

Last name

Lees

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

29

Birth year

1852

Occupation

-

Birth place

Scotland

First name(s)

Anna

Last name

Lees

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

5

Birth year

1876

Occupation

-

Birth place

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 Farguharson family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes William Farguharson and 6 other people

Farguharson family summary

NAME
William Farguharson
BORN
1811
BIRTH COUNTY
Midlothian
ADDRESS IN 1881
North Meols, Lancashire, England
An original census record
An original census record

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