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Alfred Gates in Devon in the 1881 Census

Details of Alfred Gates of Market Street, Northam, Devon, England

First name(s)

Alfred

Last name

Gates

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

27

Birth year

1854

Occupation

Draper

Birth town

Portchester

Birth county

Hampshire

Birth place

England

Street

Market Street

Town

Parish

Northam

County

Devon

Country

England

Registration district

Bideford

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Julia

Last name

Gates

Relationship

Sister

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

31

Birth year

1850

Occupation

Housekeeper

Birth place

Portchester, Hampshire, England

First name(s)

Lucy A

Last name

Ridler

Relationship

Boarder

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

23

Birth year

1858

Occupation

Drapers Assistant

Birth place

Eyton, Somerset, 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 Gates family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Alfred Gates and 2 other people

Gates family summary

NAME
Alfred Gates
BORN
1854
BIRTH COUNTY
Hampshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Northam, Devon, England
An original census record
An original census record

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