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Registration District: Largs
Civil Parish: Largs
Town: Largs
County: Ayrshire
ED: 4
Address: Nelson St
MALCOLM Archibald Head Mar 52 Harness Weaver
MALCOLM Elisabeth Wife Mar 50
MALCOLM Robert Son 23
MALCOLM James Son 13

Informant for death of his father in Aug 1881. James was living at 40 Nelson st.

Looking for James in 1881 and later census.


There is a James Malcolm 23 Joiner Journeyman born Largs who is a Boarder st Maryfield Place, Largs in 1881. He is the only James Malcolm I can find in Largs in 1881.


Just checked 40 Nelson Street in 1881 and the family living there are called Maxwell
Thanks Emeltee.

The census I have only show Nelson Street, Largs as does this ...

There is a newspaper article in August 1881 of the death of an Archibald Malcolm aged about 64. He was a member of the Largs Volunteer Artillery, and died suddenly while at the railway station with his local company. His residence was Nelson Street, Largs.

... so I don't know if James moved back home or if Archibald lived at No 40 or not.

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1881 DEATHS in the Parish of West Kilbride in the County of Ayr
No. 34 - Archibald Malcolm Harness Weaver (Married to Elizabeth Barranger) - 1881 August Twenty-fifth About 3h 30m A.M. Fairlie Railway Station West Kilbride - M - 63 years - Archibald Malcolm Harness Weaver (Deceased) Rebecca Malcolm M.S. Wylie (Deceased) - [blank] - James Malcolm Son 40 Nelson Street Largs - 1881 August 29th at West Kilbride Robert Dunn Registrar

Cause of Death column blank.
Note in Margin: Result of precognition

Just discovered that there were 4 families living in 40 Nelson Street in 1881 and one of them was Archibald Malcolm and wife Elizabeth. No James living there for the Census.