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Peter McDonald 1841 Census

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Re: Peter McDonald 1841 Census

Posted: 12 Feb 2014 9:14AM GMT
Classification: Query
One small addition or alteration to the information on 1841, the census was taken on paper schedules left with the head of household and collected after the census day, it was a matter of what he or she asked the people in their household, rather than the enumerator
There are many errors in the census in all years, much would depend upon the knowledge of the head of household, he or she may have asked every individual living there, but might also have entered their best guess
Sadly the schedules were destroyed after the enumerator transcribed the details onto the pages we see online

One transcript of the full household with the Peter MCDONALD in follows as found on Ancestry
(there are no relationships recorded in 1841)

1841 Scotland Census about Peter McDonald
Name: Peter McDonald
Age: 20
Estimated birth year: abt 1821
Gender: Male
Where born: Scotland
Civil Parish: Barony Bridgeton
County: Lanarkshire
Address: Old Dal Road Wilson's Land
Occupation: Coal M
Parish Number: 622
Household Members:
Name Age
William Mowat 50
Janet Mowat 45
John Mowat 25
William Mowat 15
James Mowat 13
Jean Mowat 12
Ellenor Mowat 7
Peter McDonald 20

Source Citation: Parish: Barony Bridgeton; ED: 18; Page: 22; Line: 600; Year: 1841.

Source Information: 1841 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2006.
Original data: 1841 Scotland Census. Edinburgh, Scotland: General Register Office for Scotland. Reels 1-151. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland.

I would always advocate seeking out the page image from Scotlandspeople to check the transcription
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franksmith55 10 Feb 2014 10:34PM GMT 
ovington1_1 10 Feb 2014 11:07PM GMT 
Forfarian 10 Feb 2014 11:22PM GMT 
franksmith55 12 Feb 2014 3:31PM GMT 
Forfarian 12 Feb 2014 3:50PM GMT 
ovington1_1 12 Feb 2014 4:14PM GMT 
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