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William Manson in Shetland in the 1881 Census

Details of William Manson of Uphouse, Bressay, Shetland, Scotland

First name(s)

William

Last name

Manson

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Gender

Male

Age

7

Birth year

1874

Occupation

Scholar

Birth town

Birth county

Shetland Islands

Birth place

Scotland

Street

Uphouse

Town

Parish

Bressay

County

Shetland

Country

Scotland

Registration district

Bressay

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

William

Last name

Manson

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

56

Birth year

1825

Occupation

Joiner

Birth place

Shetland Islands, Scotland

First name(s)

Barbara

Last name

Manson

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

50

Birth year

1831

Occupation

Joiner's Wife

Birth place

Shetland Islands, Scotland

First name(s)

Margaret

Last name

Linklater

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

79

Birth year

1802

Occupation

Knitter

Birth place

Shetland Islands, 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.

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NAME
William Manson
BORN
1874
BIRTH COUNTY
Shetland Islands
ADDRESS IN 1881
Bressay, Shetland, Scotland
An original census record

This census includes:

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  • Birth dates & locations
  • Occupations
  • Full house address

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