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Finding Scottish Prisoners in the 1881 census
« on: Monday 18 June 18 11:16 BST (UK) »
Has anyone ever found a Scottish Prisoner in a census in a prison?
Is this even possible?
Wemyss/Crombie/Laing (West Wemyss)
Givens/Normand (Dysart)
Clark/Lister (Dysart)
Wilkinson/Simson (Kettle or Kettlehill)

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Re: Finding Scottish Prisoners in the 1881 census
« Reply #1 on: Monday 18 June 18 11:39 BST (UK) »
Just put Prisoner in Keyword, it comes up with 2,848 people.

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Re: Finding Scottish Prisoners in the 1881 census
« Reply #2 on: Monday 18 June 18 11:58 BST (UK) »
Just to note , the 1881 LDS Census transcription for Scotland is free to search at https://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/


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Re: Finding Scottish Prisoners in the 1881 census
« Reply #3 on: Monday 18 June 18 12:03 BST (UK) »
David Clark born 1844, aged 37 born in Dairsie, Fife
Can't find a man of this name/age in anything like a prison?
Could he have evaded a 15 year prison sentence some how?

Thankyou both for your help :)
Wemyss/Crombie/Laing (West Wemyss)
Givens/Normand (Dysart)
Clark/Lister (Dysart)
Wilkinson/Simson (Kettle or Kettlehill)

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Re: Finding Scottish Prisoners in the 1881 census
« Reply #4 on: Monday 18 June 18 12:56 BST (UK) »
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Could he have evaded a 15 year prison sentence some how?

Do you have any further details ?
He may have served his sentence in England  :-\


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Re: Finding Scottish Prisoners in the 1881 census
« Reply #5 on: Monday 18 June 18 13:12 BST (UK) »
There is a David Clark age 38 born Dairsie Fife on th 1881 Census address Milton Farm Cottor House Leuchars Fifeshire occupation Ag Lab have you checked this one ?
Alexander Clark age 8 born Leuchars son
John Clark age 6 born Leuchars son
Annie Clark age 29 sister


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Re: Finding Scottish Prisoners in the 1881 census
« Reply #6 on: Monday 18 June 18 13:17 BST (UK) »
There is also a record 1881 Census H M Convict Prison Chatham Kent
David Clark age 32 born Scotland birth year about 1849 (unmarried )

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Re: Finding Scottish Prisoners in the 1881 census
« Reply #7 on: Monday 18 June 18 14:01 BST (UK) »
Think the David Clark(widowed) in Leuchars Fife in 1881 was married to Ann Butchart.
Ann Butchart died 1879  Leuchars Fife.


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Re: Finding Scottish Prisoners in the 1881 census
« Reply #8 on: Monday 18 June 18 14:20 BST (UK) »
Think the David Clark(widowed) in Leuchars Fife in 1881 was married to Ann Butchart.
Ann Butchart died 1879  Leuchars Fife.


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Yes would say so think the 1881 census in England is a good possibility  :)

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