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William Nicholson in Kirkcudbrightshire in the 1881 Census

Details of William Nicholson of St Cuthbert Street, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland

First name(s)

William

Last name

Nicholson

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

42

Birth year

1839

Occupation

Solicitor

Birth town

Annan

Birth county

Dumfriesshire

Birth place

Scotland

Street

St Cuthbert Street

Town

Parish

County

Kirkcudbrightshire

Country

Scotland

Registration district

Kirkcudbright

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Agnes S S

Last name

Nicholson

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

39

Birth year

1842

Occupation

-

Birth place

Annan, Dumfriesshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Margaret D

Last name

Nicholson

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

20

Birth year

1861

Occupation

-

Birth place

Kirkcudbright, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland

First name(s)

William

Last name

Nicholson

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

18

Birth year

1863

Occupation

Lawyer's Clerk (Apprentice)

Birth place

Kirkcudbright, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Stewart

Last name

Nicholson

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Male

Age

15

Birth year

1866

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Kirkcudbright, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Agnes J

Last name

Nicholson

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

-

Gender

Female

Age

13

Birth year

1868

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Kirkcudbright, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Isabella

Last name

Nicholson

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

-

Gender

Female

Age

11

Birth year

1870

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Kirkcudbright, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Helen R

Last name

Nicholson

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

-

Gender

Female

Age

9

Birth year

1872

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Kirkcudbright, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland

First name(s)

George H

Last name

Nicholson

Relationship

Son

Marital status

-

Gender

Male

Age

8

Birth year

1873

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Kirkcudbright, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Dunbar

Last name

Nicholson

Relationship

Son

Marital status

-

Gender

Male

Age

4

Birth year

1877

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Kirkcudbright, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Jane

Last name

McLachlan

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

-

Gender

Female

Age

26

Birth year

1855

Occupation

General Serv

Birth place

Rerwick, Kirkcudbrightshire, 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 Nicholson family in this 1881 Census record

Includes William Nicholson and 10 other people

NAME
William Nicholson
BORN
1839
BIRTH COUNTY
Dumfriesshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland
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  • Birth dates & locations
  • Occupations
  • Full house address

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