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William Lester in Lanarkshire in the 1881 Census

Details of William Lester of Drune Terrace, Maryhill, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

William

Last name

Lester

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

55

Birth year

1826

Occupation

Engine & Machine Maker Engineering Mach Agent

Birth town

Birth county

Birth place

Ireland

Street

Drune Terrace

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)

Jane

Last name

Lester

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

51

Birth year

1830

Occupation

-

Birth place

England

First name(s)

Maude

Last name

Lester

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

20

Birth year

1861

Occupation

-

Birth place

Govan, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Henry

Last name

Lester

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

18

Birth year

1863

Occupation

Engineer Drawing

Birth place

Govan, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Janet

Last name

Currie

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

40

Birth year

1841

Occupation

Cook (Domestic)

Birth place

Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Margaret

Last name

Smith

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

25

Birth year

1856

Occupation

Sewing (Domestic)

Birth place

Newton, Ayrshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Margaret

Last name

Paton

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

23

Birth year

1858

Occupation

Housemaid (Domestic)

Birth place

Milngavie, Stirlingshire, 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 Lester family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes William Lester and 6 other people

Lester family summary

NAME
William Lester
BORN
1826
BIRTH COUNTY
-
ADDRESS IN 1881
Maryhill, Lanarkshire, Scotland
An original census record
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