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Kelso School Census of Children (circa 1885)
The Scottish Borders Archive and Local History Centre has a copy of the Kelso School Census of Children, taken circa 1885 (reference R/ED/1/57) [Note: the archive's catalogue gives a different date for the census, but circa 1885 was my estimate based on the details of people recorded in the census]. This gives information about children of school age living in the town at that time. Here is an example of the sort of information in the census:
|No. ||Name of parents ||Occupation ||Residence ||Name of each child ||Age ||School each child is attending ||Remarks |
|154 ||William Anderson ||Draper ||Forestfield ||Sarah C Anderson ||12 ||Girls High School || |
| || || || ||George B Anderson ||10 ||Kelso High || |
| || || || ||John W C Anderson ||8 ||Kelso High ||Twin |
| || || || ||Jessie L Anderson ||8 ||Maitland House ||Twin |
| || || || ||William Anderson ||6 ||Kelso High |
| || || || ||Agnes M Anderson ||3 || |
Note: the family details here are fictitious, but based upon actual entries contained in this census.