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William Wilson in Lanarkshire in the 1881 Census

Details of William Wilson of State Land Churchyard Street, Strathaven, Avondale, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

William

Last name

Wilson

Relationship

Lodger

Marital status

Gender

Male

Age

0

Birth year

1881

Occupation

Birth town

Avondale

Birth county

Lanarkshire

Birth place

Scotland

Street

State Land Churchyard Street

Town

Strathaven

Parish

Avondale

County

Lanarkshire

Country

Scotland

Registration district

Avondale

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Margaret

Last name

Fleming

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

42

Birth year

1839

Occupation

Field Work

Birth place

Avondale, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Robert

Last name

Fleming

Relationship

Son

Marital status

-

Gender

Male

Age

9

Birth year

1872

Occupation

Not At School

Birth place

Avondale, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Jeanie

Last name

Fleming

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

-

Gender

Female

Age

4

Birth year

1877

Occupation

-

Birth place

Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Elizabeth

Last name

Wilson

Relationship

Lodger

Marital status

Unmarried

Gender

Female

Age

24

Birth year

1857

Occupation

Knits Stockings

Birth place

Rutherglen, Lanarkshire, 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 Wilson
BORN
1881
BIRTH COUNTY
Lanarkshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Avondale, Lanarkshire, Scotland
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  • Occupations
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