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Arthur Read in London, Middlesex in the 1881 Census

Details of Arthur Read of 554 Commercial Road, Ratcliff, London, Middlesex, England

First name(s)

Arthur

Last name

Read

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

17

Birth year

1864

Occupation

Pawnbrokers Asst

Birth town

London

Birth county

Middlesex

Birth place

England

Street

554 Commercial Road

Town

Parish

Ratcliff

County

London, Middlesex

Country

England

Registration district

Stepney

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Thomas

Last name

Mills

Relationship

-

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

13

Birth year

1868

Occupation

Pawnbrokers Asst

Birth place

London, Middlesex, England

First name(s)

Margaret

Last name

Williamson

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

56

Birth year

1825

Occupation

Housekeeper

Birth place

Middlesex, England

First name(s)

Matilda

Last name

Williamson

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

16

Birth year

1865

Occupation

Domestic Servant

Birth place

Whitechapel, Middlesex, 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 Read family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Arthur Read and 3 other people

Read family summary

NAME
Arthur Read
BORN
1864
BIRTH COUNTY
Middlesex
ADDRESS IN 1881
Ratcliff, London, Middlesex, England
An original census record
An original census record

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