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Alfred Mew in Isle of Wight, Hampshire in the 1881 Census

Details of Alfred Mew of Richmond Cottage, Shanklin, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England

First name(s)

Alfred

Last name

Mew

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

44

Birth year

1837

Occupation

House Painter

Birth town

Newport, Isle of Wight

Birth county

Hampshire

Birth place

England

Street

Richmond Cottage

Town

Parish

Shanklin

County

Isle of Wight, Hampshire

Country

England

Registration district

Isle of Wight

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Susan

Last name

Mew

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

43

Birth year

1838

Occupation

Lodging House Keeper

Birth place

Newport, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England

First name(s)

George Peppin

Last name

Cooper

Relationship

Boarder

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

23

Birth year

1858

Occupation

B.A. Oxon Law Student

Birth place

City of London, Middlesex, England

First name(s)

Francis Nathaniel

Last name

Bayton

Relationship

Boarder

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

24

Birth year

1857

Occupation

B.A. Oxon Law Student

Birth place

Sussex, 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 Mew family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Alfred Mew and 3 other people

Mew family summary

NAME
Alfred Mew
BORN
1837
BIRTH COUNTY
Hampshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Shanklin, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England
An original census record
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