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William Gavin in Lanarkshire in the 1881 Census

Details of William Gavin of Beechbank House, Maryhill, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

William

Last name

Gavin

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

46

Birth year

1835

Occupation

Lamp Lighter

Birth town

Kilbarchan

Birth county

Renfrewshire

Birth place

Scotland

Street

Beechbank 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)

Flora

Last name

Gavin

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

40

Birth year

1841

Occupation

-

Birth place

Montrose, Forfarshire (Angus), Scotland

First name(s)

Jane G

Last name

Gavin

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

-

Gender

Female

Age

14

Birth year

1867

Occupation

-

Birth place

Partick, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Alexander

Last name

Gavin

Relationship

Son

Marital status

-

Gender

Male

Age

12

Birth year

1869

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Partick, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Annie

Last name

Gavin

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

-

Gender

Female

Age

10

Birth year

1871

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Partick, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Hugh

Last name

Mitchell

Relationship

Step Son

Marital status

-

Gender

Male

Age

10

Birth year

1871

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Partick, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

James G

Last name

Gavin

Relationship

Son

Marital status

-

Gender

Male

Age

2

Birth year

1879

Occupation

-

Birth place

Hillhead, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Donald Mcl

Last name

Gavin

Relationship

Son

Marital status

-

Gender

Male

Age

1

Birth year

1880

Occupation

-

Birth place

Hillhead, 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 Gavin family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes William Gavin and 7 other people

Gavin family summary

NAME
William Gavin
BORN
1835
BIRTH COUNTY
Renfrewshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Maryhill, Lanarkshire, Scotland
An original census record
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