FreeCEN - Ayrshire

Welcome to the Freecen homepage For the county of Ayrshire.


This page relates to the transcription of the 1841 to 1851 censuses for the county of

Ayrshire, Scotland as part of the Free Census (FreeCEN) project. The project aims to transcribe all the UK 19th Century returns to create an online  and free-to-view database.


For further information generally about the project please go to one of the links below:


For detailed information about the project generally, please visit the site at;


For detailed information about the Scotland part of the project, the site is;





The 1841 census for Ayr is now complete and online



The 1851 census for Ayr is 98% complete. The only part missing is the first 11 EDs of the parish of Kilmarnock which unfortunately, due to the current unavailability of the fiche, cannot at this time completed. It is hoped that this will be remedied in the future but it is not possible to put a date on when.


(Site last updated 4 October 2012)