The History of Leith

December 10, 2010

1891 Scotland Census

he 1891 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 5/6 April 1891. The following information was requested:

* Place (parish and name of street, place, or road, and name or number of house)
* Name of each person that had spent the night in that household
* Relation to head of family
* Marital Status
* Age
* Sex (indicated by which column the age is recorded in)
* Profession or occupation
* Whether an employer, employed, or working on own account
* Birthplace
* Whether speaks Gaelic or Gaelic and English
* Whether deaf and dumb, blind, or lunatic, imbecile, or idiot
* Number of rooms in house with one or more windows

Enumeration forms were distributed to all households before the census night and the complete forms were collected the next day by the enumerators. All responses were to reflect the individual’s status as of 5/6 April 1891 for all individuals who had spent the night in the house. People who were traveling or living abroad were enumerated at the location where they spent the night on census night. All of the details from the individual forms were copied into enumerators’ books and sent to the Registrar General’s office in London. These copies are the records we can view images of today. The original householder’s schedules were destroyed. for more click here

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