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Alexander Bell in London, Surrey in the 1881 Census

Details of Alexander Bell of 19 Brunswick Square, Camberwell, London, Surrey, England

First name(s)

Alexander

Last name

Bell

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

68

Birth year

1813

Occupation

Retired Independent Minister

Birth town

Birth county

Birth place

Ireland

Street

19 Brunswick Square

Town

Parish

Camberwell

County

London, Surrey

Country

England

Registration district

Camberwell

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Lydia A

Last name

Bell

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

55

Birth year

1826

Occupation

-

Birth place

Iver, Buckinghamshire, England

First name(s)

Catherine M S

Last name

Sparrow

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

32

Birth year

1849

Occupation

Ministers Daughter

Birth place

Ireland

First name(s)

Alexander L

Last name

Bell

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

31

Birth year

1850

Occupation

Clerk In Weather Office

Birth place

Cheshire, England

First name(s)

Arthur H

Last name

Bell

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

19

Birth year

1862

Occupation

Clerk In Weather Office

Birth place

Pendlebury, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Thomas D

Last name

Bell

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

26

Birth year

1855

Occupation

Clerk In Weather Office

Birth place

Cheshire, England

First name(s)

Ethel G E

Last name

Sparrow

Relationship

Grand Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

4

Birth year

1877

Occupation

Ministers Grandchild

Birth place

Oldham, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Mary Fraser

Last name

Blease

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

23

Birth year

1858

Occupation

Domestic Servant Cook

Birth place

-

First name(s)

Emily

Last name

Prangwell

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

16

Birth year

1865

Occupation

General Serv Housemaid

Birth place

Bermondsey, Surrey, England

About the 1881 England Wales and Scotland Census

When the 1881 census was taken on April 3rd, the total population of England, Wales and Scotland was recorded as 29,707,207. The First Boer War ended only weeks before the 1881 census.

As with any historical research, the golden rule of family history is to check the original record, or "primary source", wherever possible. We have provided clear images of the original census enumeration books for you to view once you've found the right family in the indexes.

When using census returns, once you have located your ancestor in the census, you should then view the original images to validate your findings. The image of the original document will also help you see the household in the context of surrounding households as all the information will be provided in one clear place, as it was originally written down.

The original documents would have been given to your ancestor several days before 3 April, and the head of household would have been asked to fill in the details for anyone who would have been residing at that address on the census date. If the head of the household was unable to read or write, the enumerator - a literate person who would be collecting the census forms - would help fill in the details. Because of this, however, you may note mistakes that were made, such as name spellings. It should also be noted that many people were often economical with the truth when it came to their ages.

Note: the census includes details of people resident in docked vessels and institutions such as prisons, workhouses, hospitals, and barracks, as well as individual households.

See the whole Bell family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Alexander Bell and 8 other people

Bell family summary

NAME
Alexander Bell
BORN
1813
BIRTH COUNTY
-
ADDRESS IN 1881
Camberwell, London, Surrey, England
An original census record
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