Author Topic: David Lyall and Catharine Mill/Milne, Montrose 1814-1856  (Read 506 times)

Offline birdboot

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Re: David Lyall and Catharine Mill/Milne, Montrose 1814-1856
« Reply #9 on: Monday 07 August 17 12:28 BST (UK) »
For 1841, I think this may be them:

Wm Taylor Imrie 30 propietor b. Scotland
Agnes Blair 30
David Lyall 60 grocer b. Scotland
Catherine Lyall 50
Elisbeth Walker 35 servant
Jessy Stevart 25 servant

Address: Lunan, Angus

Monica

Just revisiting this and I notice that David's age at death in 1842 was stated as 71 and Catherine's age in 1851 census was 72 and at death in 1856 was 79.  Allowing for the fact that 1841 census ages are rounded to nearest 5, these ages are still a long way out.  Do such discrepancies seem likely, or have we got the wrong census entry? 
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Re: David Lyall and Catharine Mill/Milne, Montrose 1814-1856
« Reply #10 on: Monday 07 August 17 13:27 BST (UK) »
In my opinion, I think you do have the right entry for them in 1841. Right occupation and wife for David Lyall.

The 1841 census is the most unreliable with ages often, in spite of the known rounding down of ages etc.

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