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William Manson in Shetland in the 1881 Census

Details of William Manson of Nether Sound, Whiteness & Weisdale, Shetland, Scotland

First name(s)

William

Last name

Manson

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Gender

Male

Age

8

Birth year

1873

Occupation

Scholar

Birth town

Weisdale

Birth county

Orkney & Zetland

Birth place

Scotland

Street

Nether Sound

Town

Parish

Whiteness & Weisdale

County

Shetland

Country

Scotland

Registration district

Whiteness & Weisdale

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Margaret

Last name

Manson

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

39

Birth year

1842

Occupation

Crofter 4 Acres

Birth place

Weisdale, Orkney & Zetland, Scotland

First name(s)

Joan

Last name

Manson

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

-

Gender

Female

Age

11

Birth year

1870

Occupation

-

Birth place

Weisdale, Orkney & Zetland, Scotland

First name(s)

John

Last name

Manson

Relationship

Son

Marital status

-

Gender

Male

Age

1

Birth year

1880

Occupation

-

Birth place

Weisdale, Orkney & Zetland, Scotland

First name(s)

Elizabeth

Last name

Williamson

Relationship

Mother

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

68

Birth year

1813

Occupation

Knitter

Birth place

Weisdale, Orkney & Zetland, 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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See the whole Manson family in this 1881 Census record

Includes William Manson and 4 other people

NAME
William Manson
BORN
1873
BIRTH COUNTY
Orkney & Zetland
ADDRESS IN 1881
Whiteness & Weisdale, Shetland, Scotland
An original census record

This census includes:

  • Details of all household members
  • Birth dates & locations
  • Occupations
  • Full house address

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