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Alfred Thos Colvac in London, Surrey in the 1881 Census

Details of Alfred Thos Colvac of 77 Havil Street, Camberwell, London, Surrey, England

First name(s)

Alfred Thos

Last name

Colvac

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

56

Birth year

1825

Occupation

Gentleman

Birth town

Dulwich

Birth county

Birth place

Street

77 Havil Street

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)

Mary

Last name

Colvac

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

50

Birth year

1831

Occupation

-

Birth place

Stepney, Middlesex, England

First name(s)

Alfred John

Last name

Colvac

Relationship

Cousin

Marital status

Widower

Gender

Male

Age

55

Birth year

1826

Occupation

Surveyor

Birth place

Blackfriars

First name(s)

Alfred

Last name

Colvac

Relationship

Cousin

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

12

Birth year

1869

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Camberwell, Surrey, England

First name(s)

Gilbert W

Last name

Bacon

Relationship

Visitor

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

17

Birth year

1864

Occupation

Traveller

Birth place

Birmingham, Warwickshire, 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 Colvac family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Alfred Thos Colvac and 4 other people

Colvac family summary

NAME
Alfred Thos Colvac
BORN
1825
BIRTH COUNTY
-
ADDRESS IN 1881
Camberwell, London, Surrey, England
An original census record
An original census record

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