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1881 Census Little Dunkeld Why G after some 'Where born'?
« on: Saturday 15 January 11 09:46 GMT (UK) »
Can someone shed a bit of light on this please?

I have noticed on the census returns for Little Dunkeld that some entries have a 'G' after the place of birth - is this to identify Gaelic speakers? I know they did it on the 1901 census as some of my Glasgow relatives had G&E after their names - but wasn't aware it was done any earlier.

Thanks!
Researching Thomson and McGregor in Argyll and Perthshire, Morrison, Dalziel, Grant, Archibald / Archbold in Lanarkshire, Hopkins and Garbutt in Gloucestershire, London and Yorkshire.

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Re: 1881 Census Little Dunkeld Why G after some 'Where born'?
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 15 January 11 11:00 GMT (UK) »
Hi
There was a column on the 1891 census returns for Gaelic speakers but cannot find same column
before 1891.

Could you paste a sample here so others can have a look and perhaps figure out what it is or means.

Yours Aye
BruceL

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Re: 1881 Census Little Dunkeld Why G after some 'Where born'?
« Reply #2 on: Friday 16 March 12 16:52 GMT (UK) »
I came across the name of James Young, aged 43, from Little Dunkeld in the 1901 Census and he spoke G+E too. He was a draper, living in Greenock, with his English-born wife next door to a distant relative of mine who only spoke English.