I am seeking background information on the UDNY family recorded in the 1881 British Census as living at Leamington Priors, Warwickshire, with a household of mainly Scottish servants; and a visitor.
My main interest is in the Butler, EVAN (Baillie Fraser) TANT. (This satisfies a family legend of there being a Butler somewhere, some time.)
He is an ancestral relative, on whom I have some data; but more may help me pin down the precise origins of his TANT Ancestry in the London area via the North of Scotland.
In this Census he is recorded as being married; but with no signs of his wife and family in that area.
Subsequently, I found his wife and family recorded in the same Census under the erroneous name LANT, obviously a mis-rendering by someone of TANT; but up in Aberdeenshire, not far from Udny Castle and Udny Green, although not in the immediate proximity.
Interestingly, his wife is recorded as being a "Farmer's Wife", so raising the question as to why Evan was employed as a Butler down in Warwickshire.
I have my own suspicions as to possible explanations; but would prefer proper evidence to sort the situation out, as it may also give a lead as to the unusual namings used in the extended Scottish TANT family of that era.
My thanks for any assistance with this quandary.
Alex Dow ============================= UDNY FAMILY, 1881 British Census- Dwelling: 10 Newbold Ter Census Place: Leamington Priors, Warwick, England Source: FHL Film 1341737PRO Ref RG11Piece 3092Folio 30Page 52 Marr Age Sex Birthplace John H. UDNY M 27 M London, London, Middlesex, England Rel: Head Occ: Landed Proprietor Amy UDNY M 26 F Scotland Rel: Wife George SINCLAIR U 19 M Norwood, Surrey, England Rel: Visitor Occ: Lieut Of Militia Evan TANT M 53 M Scotland Rel: Serv Occ: Butler Fredrck. LASKEY U 30 M Torquay, Devon, England Rel: Serv Occ: Footman Margaret MC GLASHAM 44 F Scotland Rel: Serv Occ: Cook Petrina FRASER 32 F Scotland Rel: Serv Occ: Ladies Maid Mary MC INTYRE 21 F Scotland Rel: Serv Occ: House Maid Isabella DAVIDSON 21 F Scotland Rel: Serv Occ: Kitchen Maid
=========================== TANT (Lant) Family, Aberdeenshire (Names, Dates, Birthplaces, sequence etc all point to this being Evan TANT's wife and family.)
Dwelling: Crossgight Census Place: New Deer, Aberdeen, Scotland Source: FHL Film 0203461GRO RefVolume 225EnumDist 7Page 11 Marr Age Sex Birthplace Margaret LANT M 56 F Peterculter, Aberdeen, Scotland Rel: Wife (Head) Occ: Farmers Wife Evan LANT U 28 M Auchterless, Aberdeen, Scotland Rel: Son Occ: Farmers Son Henrietta LANT U 26 F Auchterless, Aberdeen, Scotland Rel: Daug Occ: Farmers Daug James LANT U 24 M Auchterless, Aberdeen, Scotland Rel: Son Occ: Farmers Son Mary LANT U 20 F Auchterless, Aberdeen, Scotland Rel: Daug Occ: Farmers Daug Annie LANT U 16 F Auchterless, Aberdeen, Scotland Rel: Daug Occ: Farmers Daug James WATT U 17 M Fyvie, Aberdeen, Scotland Rel: Serv Occ: Farm Serv ===============================