1881 Census

Wan(d)less extracts from the 1881 census of Scotland

Census Day: Night of 3rd April

Fields: Name, relationship to head of household,
marital status, age, occupation, birthplace (town & country).
Place of residence (where the census was taken) is on the first
line of each entry with the folio information.

Codes used:

WI=wife

DA=daughter

GD=granddaughter

GS=grandson

HD=head

Lgr=lodger

M=married

U=unmarried

NP = nephew

NC=niece

Sis=sister

SO=son

SV or Ser=servant

 SL or SOLW=son in law (which might mean stepson or something
other than the modern usage of in-law)

If there is a number first in an entry
(1, 2, 3, etc.), it is a control number used by the contributors;
pay no heed to it, as it is not part of the original census data.

Standard county abbreviations are used.

Forfarshire (now Angus)

241 Vol. 282-3, e.d.
12, p 28 13 Mid Street, Dundee, FOR

Margaret WANLASS Hd W 64 ———– FOR Dundee
Elizabeth WANLASS Da U 37 Millworker FOR Dundee
Janet WANLASS Da U 31 Millworker FOR Dundee
Ann Miller WANLASS Da U 26 Millworker FOR Dundee

242 Vol. 282-1, e.d. 16, p 6 5 Smalls Lane, Dundee, FOR

James WANLESS Hd M 62 Seaman FOR Dundee
Jane WANLESS Wi M 62 ——— FOR Dundee
Robert WANLESS So U 26 Fireman FOR Dundee

243 Vol. 282-4, e.d. 6, p 19 9 Middle Street, Dundee, FOR

Susan H. WANLESS Hd W 59 ———– PER Pitmiddle
Andrew WANLESS So U 36 Portrait Painter PER Craigdallie
John S. WANLESS So U 25 Photographic Artist —- Dundee
Catherine R. WANLESS Da U 19 Sewing Machinist —- Dundee

244 Vol. 282-3, e.d. 6, p 9 5 Bank St., Dundee, FOR

James WANLESS Hd M 55 Shipping Reporter FOR Dundee
Mary WANLESS Wi M 52 ———— FOR Dundee

245 Vol. 275, e.d. 10, p 18 139 Montrose St., Brechin, FOR

Agnes WANLESS Hd W 49 ———– FOR Montrose
Alexina WANLESS Da U 19 Mill Worker FOR Montrose
Elizabeth WANLESS Da U 3 Scholar FOR Montrose

246 Vol. 282-2, e.d. 7, p 15 4 Park Street, Dundee, FOR

John WANLESS Hd M 48 Fish Dealer FOR Dundee
Jane ROBB Bdr U 25 Jute Rover LKS Glasgow

247 Vol. 282-1, e.d. 6, p 50 310 Perth Rd., Liff & Benvie,
FOR

Alison WANLASS Hd W 46 Shop Keeper FOR B. Ferry
Margt. WANLASS Da U 18 Confectioner —- Dundee
Will. WANLASS So U 10 Scholar —- Dundee
Alice WANLASS Da - 7 Scholar —- Dundee

248 Vol.282-3, e.d. 12, p 30 15 Mid Street, Dundee, FOR

James WANLASS Hd M 38 Millworker FOR Dundee
Margaret WANLASS Wi M 38 ——— FOR Dundee
Robert WANLASS So - 12 Scholar FOR Dundee
Alexander WANLASS So - 9 Scholar FOR Dundee
William WANLASS So - 7 Scholar FOR Dundee
Margaret M. WANLASS Da - 5 Scholar FOR Dundee

249 Vol. 282-1, e.d. 6, p 50 310 Perth Rd., Liff & Benvie,
FOR

Will. WANLASS Hd U 36 Dairyman FOR Strathmartin
Mary WANLASS Nc U 28 Assistant —- Liff & Benvie
Jane WANLASS Nc U 22 Assistant —- Liff & Benvie

250 Vol. 282-3, e.d. 12, p 29 13 Mid Street, Dundee, FOR

John WANLASS Hd M 28 Tobacco Spinner FOR Dundee
Jessie G. WANLASS Wi M 28 ——— FOR Dundee
Jessie L. WANLASS Da - 6 Scholar FOR Dundee
Annie M. WANLASS Da - 5 Scholar FOR Dundee
George G. WANLASS So - 3 ———— FOR Dundee
Margaret K. WANLASS Da - 1 ————- FOR Dundee

Argyllshire

251 Vol. 510, e.d.
3, p 7 Ballibruich, Dunoon & Kilmun, ARL

George WANLESS Hd M 59 Tea Merchant + BEW Longformacus
Mary WANLESS Wi M 36 ———– ENG ———–
Eleanor B. WANLESS Da - 9 Scholar EDIN Edinburgh
William A. WANLESS So - 7 Scholar EDIN Portobello
Margaret G. WANLESS Da - 4 ———- MLN Edinburgh
George G. WANLESS So - 1 ———- ARL Dunoon
Edward B. WANLESS So - 4mo ———- ARL Dunoon
Margt. J. Napier BRYDEN Gv U 18 Governess WAL ———
Euphemia THOMSON Ser U 19 Domestic Servant LKS Glasgow

Ayrshire

281 Vol. 607, e.d.
1, p 15 Garron Hill, Muirkirk, AYR

William WILSON Hd M 29 Coal Miner LKS Carluke
Eliza WILSON Wi M 32 ———— LKS Carluke
Maggie WILSON Da - 7 Scholar AYR Muirkirk
David WILSON So - 5 Scholar AYR Muirkirk
James WILSON So - 4 ———— AYR Muirkirk
Charles WILSON So - 3 ———— AYR Muirkirk
William WILSON So - 1 ———— AYR Muirkirk
Christina WILSON Da - 1 ———— AYR Muirkirk
James WANLESS Np - 1 ———— AYR Muirkirk

Berwickshire

279 Vol. 743, e.d.
3, p 10 Wester Howlaws, Greenlaw, BEW

Richard WANLESS Hd M 29 Ag. Lab. BEW Westruther
Mary Drinnan WANLESS Wi M 29 ———- ROX Ancrum
John WANLESS So - 3 ———- BEW Gordon

280 Vol. 742, e.d. 1, p 15 Greenknowe Farm, Gordon, BEW

Robert LYAL Hd M 77 Farmer 1200ac. BEW Abbey St. Bathans
Mary LYAL Wi M 59 Farmers Wife BEW Greenlaw
Alexander LYAL So U 25 Farmers Son BEW Legerwood
Maggie WANLESS Ser U 24 Cook Dom. Serv. BEW Westruther
Elizabeth STENHOUSE Ser U 26 Housemaid Dom.Serv. ROX Yetholm

Dunbartonshire

252 Vol. 503, e.d.
6, p 6 Upper Sutherland Crest Annislea, Row, DNS

Ann Blair GILLIES Hd U 49 Rtd. Brdg. School Ms. AYR Irvine
Elizabeth WANLESS Sis M 52 Rtd. Brdg. School Ms. AYR Irvine
Catherine WILSON Sis W 59 Rtd. Brdg. School Ms. AYR Irvine
Ellen BOYD Ser U 17 Dom. Serv. Gen.. DNS Helensburgh

Edinburgh

259 Vol. 685-1, e.d.
4, p 9 4 Maxwell St., Edinburgh St. Cuthberts, EDINBURGH

Robert WANLASS Hd M 62 Jobbing Gardener FIF Killmany
Margaret WANLASS Wi M 52 ———- —- Haddington, Dunbar
Jessie WANLASS Da U 22 ———- EDIN Edinburgh
Jane WANLASS Da U 15 Teacher EDIN Edinburgh
Robert KELLY AdSo - 12 Scholar STI Stirling
Isabella GILLMAN Bdr W 73 Annuitant LKS Earlston

260 Vol. 685-5, e.d. 108, p 7 60 Grange Loan, Edinburgh St. Cuthberts,
EDINBURGH

John WANLESS Hd M 56 Gardener FIF Couper
Anne WANLESS Wi M 54 ——— FOR Dundee
John WANLESS So U 28 Cadman ENG ———-
Jane WANLESS Da U 21 Laundress FOR Moniefieth
Anne WANLESS Da U 16 Shop Girl —- Edinburgh
Margaret WANLESS Da U 14 Scholar —- Edinburgh
James WANLESS So U 8 Scholar —- Edinburgh

261 Vol. 685-5, e.d. 115, p 26 15 Greenhill Gardens, Edinburgh
St. Cuthberts, EDINBURGH

John W. LAWRIE Hd M 57 Wine Merchant EDIN St. Cuthberts
Maria Annie LAWRIE Wi M 34 ———- EDIN Buccleuch
Elizabeth WANLESS Ser U 40 General Serv. (Dom.) PER Sauchie
Barbara CHALMERS Ser U 17 General Serv. (Dom.) EDIN St. Cuthberts

262 Vol. 685-1, e.d. 91, p 2 15 Walker Street, Edinburgh St. Georges,
EDINBURGH

Christian A. MORRIS Hd U 46 Invested Funds EDIN St. Andrews
Janet WANLESS Ser U 36 General Serv. (Dom.) ROX Kelso

263 Vol. 685-1, e.d. 5, p 12 8 Oliver Ter., Edinburgh St. Cuthberts,
EDINBURGH

John Ross WANLESS Hd M 31 Joiner Journeyman PER Collace
Mary B. WANLESS Wi M 36 ———– ROX Hopkirk
Jemima WANLESS Da U 2 ———– EDIN St. Cuthbert
Beatrice WANLESS Da U 2mo ———- EDIN St. Cuthbert

264 Vol. 685-2, e.d. 69, p 18 28 Pitt Street, Edinburgh St. Stephens,
EDINBURGH

John WANLESS Hd M 31 Slater & Chimn.Sweep EDIN ————-
Janet WANLESS Wi M 30 ———— EDIN ————-

265 Vol. 683, e.d. 13, p 11 Whites Close East, Dalkeith, EDINBURGH

James NICHOL Hd M 70 Gardener EDIN Dalkeith
Margaret NICHOL Wi M 51 ———- EDIN Inveresk
David NICHOL So U 67* Blacksmith EDIN Inveresk
John GUNN Lgr U 50 Gardener CAI Latheron
Robert WANLESS Lgr U 29 Coachman EDIN Edinburgh

266 Vol. 685-1, e.d. 23, p 12 17 Cornwall St., Edinburgh St. Cuthberts,
EDINBURGH

Thomas W. ELD Hd M 56 Hop & Seed Merchant ENG ————
Elizabeth J. ELD Wi M 51 ————- ENG ————
Laura M. ELD Da U 23 Art Student ENG ————
Alexander B. GILES Vis - 14 Scholar ABD Newburgh
Jane WANLESS Ser U 27 Cook Dom. Serv. WAL ———-
Elizabeth MUIRHEAD Ser U 18 Tablemaid Dom. Ser. EDIN Edinburgh

267 Vol. 685-5, e.d. 60, p 3 11 St. Leonards Hill, Edinburgh Lady
Yesters, EDINBURGH

William WANLESS Hd M 26 Painter EDIN Edinburgh
Mary WANLESS Wi M 24 ———— EDIN Edinburgh
Mary WANLESS Da - 5 ———— EDIN Edinburgh
James WANLESS So - 3 ———– EDIN Edinburgh
John WANLESS So - 1 ———– EDIN Edinburgh

268 Vol. 685-3, e.d. 12, p 10 44 South Bridge, Edinburgh Lady
Yesters, EDINBURGH

Alexander WANLES Hd M 24 Type Founder EDIN Edinburgh
Elizabeth WANLES Wi M 25 ———– EDIN Dalkeith

269 Vol. 685-1, e.d. 36, p 2 4 Semple Street, Edinburgh St. Cuthberts,
EDINBURGH

John WANLESS Hd M 25 Cattle Drover EDIN Edinburgh
Alice WANLESS Wi M 24 EDIN Edinburgh
Maggie WANLESS Da - 2 EDIN Edinburgh
John WANLESS So - 1 EDIN Edinburgh

270 Vol. 685-5, e.d. 124, p 12 5 Dorset Place, Edinburgh St. Cuthberts,
EDINBURGH

James BOA Hd M 45 Dairyman EDIN
Jane A. BOA Wi M 44 ———— EDIN
Isabella BOA Da U 18 Dairymans Asst. SCT
Maggie BOA Da U 17 Dairymans Asst. SCT
James BOA So - 13 Scholar SCT
Richard BOA So - 10 Scholar SCT
Thomas BOA So - 9 Scholar SCT
William BOA So - 5 ———- SCT
Isabella DANIELS MoLw W 79 Joiners Widow SCT
Margaret DANIELS SiLw U 39 Shop Keeper EDIN
Janet WANLASS Ser U 24 Dairymaid —- Linithgow, Bathgate
Elezebeth NELSON Ser U 23 Dairymaid EDIN Leith

271 Vol. 685-2, e.d. 15, p 10 53 Montgomery St., South Leith,
EDINBURGH

James BELL Hd M 57 Railway Porter —- Chapel, Haddington
Margaret BELL Wi M 48 ———– OKI Orphir
William BELL So U 16 Clerk (Comm. Agent) EDIN Edinburgh
Alex. S. WANLESS Lgr U 22 Draper ROX Hume Orchard

15 Cathcart Place, Edinburgh St Cuthberts, Edinburgh, Scotland
Source: FHL Film 0223992, GRO Ref Volume 685-1, EnumDist 86,Page 4 (1881 Census CD)
[Note from Holly: this is really a Wanless, from the John Wanless/Isabella Ewen’s son Richard database]

Thos. WANTESE Md 29 Hd joiner Westruther, Berwick, SCT
Agnes WANTESE Md 31 Wi Westruther, Berwick, SCT
John WANTESE 2 So St Cuthberts, Edinburgh, SCT
John Forbes ROSSER U 24 Lgr grocer journeyman Old Aberdeen

 

Haddingtonshire (now East Lothian)

274 Vol. 725, e.d.
1, p 3 Private Shop, Yester, HADDINGTON

Marget WANLESS Hd U 43 General Merchant ROX Kelso

275 Vol. 706, e.d. 12, p 13 The Stables, Dunbar, HADDINGTON

David WANLESS Hd U 23 Groom —- Tranent, Haddington
George BURN Ser U 14 Groom —- Innerwick, Haddington

 

Lanarkshire

276 Vol. 644-10, e.d.
22, p 15 22 Sharps Lane, Barony, LKS

George WANLESS Hd U 24 Joiner FOR Lochlee (Dundee)
Agnes SMITH HaSis U 15 Domestic Servant FOR Lochlee (Dundee)

 

277 Vol. 644-10, e.d. 20, p 7 222 Elliott Street, Barony, LKS

William TAYLOR Hd M 66 Mason FOR Kirk Budds
Margaret TAYLOR Wi M 60 ———– PER Perth
Alexander TAYLOR So U 30 Brass Finisher FOR Montrose
Elizabeth TAYLOR Da M 25 Book Sewer FOR Montrose
Maggie WANLESS GrDa - 6 ——— FOR Dundee

 

278 Vol. 644-10, e.d. 69, p 8 22 St. Vincent Crescent, Barony,
LKS

James WANLESS Hd M 42 Draper PER ———–
Eliza WANLESS Wi M 41 ———- EDIN Corstorphine
Agnes A. WANLESS Da U 13 Scholar LKS Glasgow
James WANLESS So U 9 Scholar LKS Glasgow

 

Perthshire

253 Vol. 387, e.d.
10, p 11 Moncrieffe Terrace, Perth East Church, PER

Janet M. WANLISS Hd U 44 Housekeeper PER Abernethy
Elisabeth WANLISS Sis U 34 Dressmaker PER Perth
Jane PETRIE Ser U 17 Gen. Dom. Serv. FOR Arbroath

 

254 Vol. 347, e.d. 2, p 1 Oudnard Servants House, Dunbarney, PER

James WANLESS Hd M 39 Farm Servant PER Abernethy
Mary Ann WANLESS Wi M 37 ———- PER Errol
James WANLESS So U 12 Scholar PER Errol
Jane WANLESS Da - 11 Scholar PER Longforgan
Mary Ann WANLESS Da - 9 Scholar PER Longforgan
Elizabeth WANLESS Da - 7 Scholar PER Inchture
Willahmina WANLESS Da - 5 Scholar PER Collace
Juliha WANLESS Da - 3 ———– PER Collace
Alexander WANLESS So - 2 ———– PER St. Martins

 

255 Vol. 326, e.d. 1, p 17 Main Street, Abernethy, PER

Jane WANLISS Hd U 37 Hand Loom Weaver PER Abernethy
William IRELAND Cou U 29 Stone Weaver PER Abernethy

 

256 Vol. 363, e.d. 2, p 8 Balmyre, Kilspindie, PER

William WANLISS Hd M 25 Ag. Lab. PER Abernethy
Isabella WANLISS Wi M 31 ——— —– Lossiemouth, Elgin
James WANLISS So - 5 ——— PER Tibbermuir
Jessie Ann WANLISS Da - 3 ——– PER Tibbermuir
George WANLISS So - 1 ——– PER Madderty

 

257 Vol. 396, e.d. 2, p 1 Muir O Lea Farm House, Trinity Gask,
PER

Alex. McEWAN Hd M 58 Farmer 200ac+ PER Monzievair
Jessie McEWAN Wi M 53 ——– PER Crieff
Jessie CAMERON Bdr U 47 ———- PER Methven
Amelia WANLAS Ser U 16 Dom. Serv. PER Findo Gask
William ADAM Ser U 20 Ag. Lab. PER Auchterarder
Robert STEEL Ser U 16 Ag. Lab. FIF Crail
Henry LUMSDEN Ser U 14 Cattle Lad FIF Collessie

 

258 Vol. 340, e.d. 2, p 6 Bowbridge Farm House, Collace, PER

Charles GRAY Hd U 44 Farmer of 74ac + FOR Liff
Ann GRAY Sis U 46 ———– FOR Liff
Isabella WANLESS Ser U 13 General Serv. (Dom.) PER Errol
Andrew CLUNIE Ser M 22 Farm Servant FIF Abdie
Alexander FRAZER Ser U 15 Farm Servant FOR Dundee

 

Roxburghshire

273 Vol. 810, e.d.
1, p 34 Wilton Hill, Wilton, ROX

Richard WANLESS Hd M 56 Railway Wagon D. ROX Crailing
Jessie WANLESS Wi M 59 ———– BEW Lauder
Jessie S. WANLESS Da U 29 Tweed Finisher BEW Coldstream
Richard WANLESS So U 26 Railway Guard BEW Hume
John W. WANLESS So U 24 Railway Guard BEW Hume
Robert WANLESS So U 20 WatchMaker Jnyman BEW Gordon
Andrew WANLESS So U 16 Pupil Teacher BEW Gordon

 

Selkirkshire

272 Vol. 774, e.d.
1, p 16 Caddonlee Farm Cot. No.4, Stow, SEL

John WANLESS Hd M 60 Ag. Lab. ROX Kelso
Alison WANLESS Wi M 55 Ag. Lab. Wife BEW Westruther
Agnes WANLESS Da U 20 Ag. Lab. BEW Westruther