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Alfred Gosling in Lancashire in the 1881 Census

Details of Alfred Gosling of 23 Paradise Street, Ashton under Lyne, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Alfred

Last name

Gosling

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

33

Birth year

1848

Occupation

Hatter

Birth town

Stockport

Birth county

Cheshire

Birth place

England

Street

23 Paradise Street

Town

Parish

Ashton under Lyne

County

Lancashire

Country

England

Registration district

Ashton under Lyne

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Mary

Last name

Gosling

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

30

Birth year

1851

Occupation

Hat Trimmer

Birth place

Denton, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

John

Last name

Gosling

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

11

Birth year

1870

Occupation

Piecer Cotton Mill

Birth place

Stockport, Cheshire, England

First name(s)

Robert

Last name

Gosling

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

9

Birth year

1872

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Stockport, Cheshire, England

First name(s)

Nancy

Last name

Gosling

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

7

Birth year

1874

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Ashton under Lyne, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Frances

Last name

Gosling

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

4

Birth year

1877

Occupation

-

Birth place

Ashton under Lyne, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Mary

Last name

Gosling

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

2

Birth year

1879

Occupation

-

Birth place

Ashton under Lyne, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Nellie

Last name

Gosling

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

0

Birth year

1881

Occupation

-

Birth place

Ashton under Lyne, Lancashire, 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 Gosling family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Alfred Gosling and 7 other people

Gosling family summary

NAME
Alfred Gosling
BORN
1848
BIRTH COUNTY
Cheshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Ashton under Lyne, Lancashire, England
An original census record
An original census record

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