I am looking at a page of the 1841 Scotland Census. The rightmost two columns of each entry are headed:
"If born in Scotland, state whether in County or otherwise"
"Whether Foreigner, or whether born in England or Ireland"
Supposedly, the second of these columns was to be filled in with 'F', 'E', or 'I'. But the enumerator who filled out my page left these boxes blank. I notice that he placed check marks over by those columns and only in rows where the first column had an 'N', i.e., only for people not born in the County.
These check marks either appear in the otherwise blank second column or else to the left of the 'N' in the first column. I am trying to determine the meaning of their placement.
Has anyone else seen this particular system of enumeration? Right now I am guessing that a check mark in the second box indicates that the person was born either in England, Ireland, or out of the country (without specifying which), while the check mark to the left of the first column indicates a person born in Scotland but in a different County than that of the census. Is there another reasonable interpretation?