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William Hay in Aberdeenshire in the 1881 Census

Details of William Hay of Tillydesk, Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

First name(s)

William

Last name

Hay

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

66

Birth year

1815

Occupation

Retired Schoolmaster & Farmer If 61 Ac Ar Emp 1 Man 1 Boy & 2 Women

Birth town

New Deer

Birth county

Aberdeenshire

Birth place

Scotland

Street

Tillydesk

Town

Parish

Ellon

County

Aberdeenshire

Country

Scotland

Registration district

Ellon

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Jane

Last name

Donaldson

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

38

Birth year

1843

Occupation

-

Birth place

Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Christina

Last name

Harper

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

36

Birth year

1845

Occupation

Domestic Serv

Birth place

Aberdeenshire, Scotland

First name(s)

John

Last name

Duncan

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

15

Birth year

1866

Occupation

Farm Serv

Birth place

Aberdeenshire, 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 Hay family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes William Hay and 3 other people

Hay family summary

NAME
William Hay
BORN
1815
BIRTH COUNTY
Aberdeenshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
An original census record
An original census record

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