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William G Davidson in Lanarkshire in the 1881 Census

Details of William G Davidson of Derby Crescent, Maryhill, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

William G

Last name

Davidson

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

40

Birth year

1841

Occupation

Merchant In Art Flowers

Birth town

Kirkwall

Birth county

Orkney

Birth place

Scotland

Street

Derby Crescent

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)

Agnes D

Last name

Milne

Relationship

Sister

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

33

Birth year

1848

Occupation

-

Birth place

Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland

First name(s)

Mary T

Last name

Lantit

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

58

Birth year

1823

Occupation

General Dom

Birth place

Orkney, Scotland

First name(s)

Margaret

Last name

MacReadie

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

17

Birth year

1864

Occupation

General Dom

Birth place

Stranraer, Wigtownshire, 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 Davidson family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes William G Davidson and 3 other people

Davidson family summary

NAME
William G Davidson
BORN
1841
BIRTH COUNTY
Orkney
ADDRESS IN 1881
Maryhill, Lanarkshire, Scotland
An original census record
An original census record

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