Showing posts with label 1841. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 1841. Show all posts

Friday, 24 August 2012

The 1831 census of Jedburgh is now transcribed

As we all know the 1841 census is the first Scottish census which has survived throughout almost all of Scotland, however there are some pre 1841 censuses that do survive and some are very detailed. We have just published the 1831 census of Jedburgh in Roxburghshire. You can buy it directly from Maxwell Ancestry for just £8.99. Follow this link for a free list of  the surnames contained in the book:

Only basic statistical information was required to be submitted for each parish in the censuses prior to 1841. Very few listings containing the names of individuals, therefore, have survived.  In the case of Jedburgh parish, what has survived is simply a listing of heads of households, followed by statistics about their household. As the manner in which the data was collected in these early census years was left up to each individual schoolmaster to decide for himself, there is no standard way the information is laid out. We have followed closely the format the original material is laid out in.

The population of Jedburgh parish in 1831 was 5.647, with 1,227 households listed. The record is split into two sections, one for the burgh (population 3,617) and one for the landward part of the parish (population 2,030). The burgh section includes the houses within both the ancient Royal Burgh and the Parliamentary Burgh boundaries. The Burgh section includes frequent additional information in the ‘Remarks to enable to answer additional Queries’ column, but unfortunately this has not been filled in for the landward section of the parish. In the ‘Remarks’ column, frequent reference is made to ‘above’ and ‘below’. This refers to other individuals in the household other than the household head, above or below the age of 20 years, engaged in occupations to be recorded for the census statistics. If another occupation is listed in the remarks column, and the ‘Males above 20’ column is higher than one, the additional occupation(s) are likely to be for the other adult males in the household.

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Street view now enabled

For some time, as you may know, Google’s Street View has been available in the Scottish Borders and Dumfriesshire, however it was not available on the mapping through our website. We have now updated the format and it’s now available on

Search our census for free, like you always have, either by address or name: click “Display Map” next to Current Map/Satellite and you can view as a map, satellite, hybrid, terrain or street view.

Monday, 6 September 2010

New Lanark’s people – The early years

I am pleased to announce that we are now selling the CD “New Lanark’s people – The early years” compiled by A.E. Laurie & Nicholas Young. This CD is a first attempt to bring together in one convenient place all the surviving records applicable to the people who lived and worked in New Lanark.

It is a monumental piece of research resulting in a truly fantastic resource for anybody with ancestors who lived in New Lanark. Here is just a few of the records you will find on the CD:

Birth, Marriages and Deaths
New Lanark Wills index
School registers
Kirk session minutes
Prison register index
An 1818 petition to the house of Lords naming over 500 local inhabitants
Lanark Sheriff court extracts…
…and much much more!

For a full list of contents, more information or to purchase the CD visit our website:

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

1841 census of Glencairn now on sale

We have completed another parish in our census transcription project. This time it the Dumfriesshire parish of Glencairn (which includes Moniaive). The full transcription of this parish is on sale in our bookshop at just £8.99 and remember if you pay by Paypal you will receive free postage!

Buy this census book today!