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William Higgins in Lanarkshire in the 1881 Census

Details of William Higgins of 96 Broad Street, Barony, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

William

Last name

Higgins

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

52

Birth year

1829

Occupation

Woollen Weaver (Hand Loom)

Birth town

Glasgow

Birth county

Lanarkshire

Birth place

Scotland

Street

96 Broad Street

Town

Parish

Barony

County

Lanarkshire

Country

Scotland

Registration district

Camlachie

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Elizabeth

Last name

Higgins

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

31

Birth year

1850

Occupation

Green Grocer

Birth place

Ireland

First name(s)

William

Last name

Higgins

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

16

Birth year

1865

Occupation

Foundry Labourer

Birth place

Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Elizabeth

Last name

Higgins

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

-

Gender

Female

Age

14

Birth year

1867

Occupation

Power Loom Weaver (Cotton)

Birth place

Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Thomas

Last name

Higgins

Relationship

Son

Marital status

-

Gender

Male

Age

11

Birth year

1870

Occupation

Thread Mil Worker

Birth place

Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Thomas

Last name

Wilson

Relationship

Boarder

Marital status

Widower

Gender

Male

Age

61

Birth year

1820

Occupation

Woollen Weaver Hand Loom

Birth place

Rutherglen, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Bernard

Last name

Currie

Relationship

Boarder

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

40

Birth year

1841

Occupation

Iron Moulder

Birth place

Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Rodger

Last name

McDonald

Relationship

Boarder

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

53

Birth year

1828

Occupation

Woollen Weaver Hand Loom

Birth place

Glasgow, 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 Higgins family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes William Higgins and 7 other people

Higgins family summary

NAME
William Higgins
BORN
1829
BIRTH COUNTY
Lanarkshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Barony, Lanarkshire, Scotland
An original census record
An original census record

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