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William Thain in Aberdeenshire in the 1881 Census

Details of William Thain of Mamculah, New Machar, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

First name(s)

William

Last name

Thain

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

26

Birth year

1855

Occupation

Ag Lab

Birth town

King Edward

Birth county

Aberdeenshire

Birth place

Scotland

Street

Mamculah

Town

Parish

New Machar

County

Aberdeenshire

Country

Scotland

Registration district

New Machar

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Annie

Last name

Thain

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

23

Birth year

1858

Occupation

-

Birth place

Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Annie

Last name

Thain

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

-

Gender

Female

Age

3

Birth year

1878

Occupation

-

Birth place

Aberdeenshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Jessie

Last name

Thain

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

-

Gender

Female

Age

2

Birth year

1879

Occupation

-

Birth place

Aberdeenshire, Scotland

First name(s)

William J

Last name

Thain

Relationship

Son

Marital status

-

Gender

Male

Age

0

Birth year

1881

Occupation

-

Birth place

Newmachar, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Mary

Last name

Middleton

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

40

Birth year

1841

Occupation

Domestic Servant

Birth place

Old Deer, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Alexandrina

Last name

Middleton

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

7

Birth year

1874

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

New Aberdour, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Eliza

Last name

Rennie

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

-

Gender

Female

Age

2

Birth year

1879

Occupation

-

Birth place

Tyrie, Aberdeenshire, 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 Thain family in this 1881 Census record

Includes William Thain and 7 other people

NAME
William Thain
BORN
1855
BIRTH COUNTY
Aberdeenshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
New Machar, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
An original census record

This census includes:

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

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