The History of Leith

December 10, 2010

1841 Scotland Census

The 1841 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 6 June 1841. The following information was requested:

* Place (name of village, street, square, close, etc.)
* Name of each person that had spent the night in that household
* Age*
* Sex (indicated by which column the age is recorded in)
* Profession or occupation
* Where born**

*The ages of people over 15 years old were usually rounded down to the nearest 5 years. Therefore, someone who was actually 24 years would have their age listed as 20, and someone who was actually 27 years old would have their age listed as 25. If people lied about their ages, or if their real ages were not known or reported correctly, the gap between the rounded age recorded on the census and their actual age may be quite significant. for more click here

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