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) . 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.