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Ann Charlotte Key in Essex in the 1881 Census

Details of Ann Charlotte Key of 74 Manor Street, Braintree, Essex, England

First name(s)

Ann Charlotte

Last name

Key

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

74

Birth year

1807

Occupation

Birth town

Bocking

Birth county

Essex

Birth place

England

Street

74 Manor Street

Town

Parish

Braintree

County

Essex

Country

England

Registration district

Braintree

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 Key family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Ann Charlotte Key

Key family summary

NAME
Ann Charlotte Key
BORN
1807
BIRTH COUNTY
Essex
ADDRESS IN 1881
Braintree, Essex, England
An original census record
An original census record

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