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Arthur Thew in Lancashire in the 1881 Census

Details of Arthur Thew of 7 Trafalgar Road, Birkdale, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Arthur

Last name

Thew

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

43

Birth year

1838

Occupation

Fruit Merchant

Birth town

Liverpool

Birth county

Lancashire

Birth place

England

Street

7 Trafalgar Road

Town

Parish

Birkdale

County

Lancashire

Country

England

Registration district

Ormskirk

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Eliza M

Last name

Thew

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

29

Birth year

1852

Occupation

Fruit Merchants Wife

Birth place

Wakefield, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Harry A

Last name

Thew

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

2

Birth year

1879

Occupation

Fruit Merchant Son

Birth place

Southport, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Sarah

Last name

Kershaw

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

27

Birth year

1854

Occupation

Cook (Domestic)

Birth place

Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

First name(s)

Sarah E

Last name

Akers

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

21

Birth year

1860

Occupation

Housemaid (Domestic)

Birth place

Liverpool, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Esther

Last name

Wootten

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

34

Birth year

1847

Occupation

Nurse (Domestic)

Birth place

Coventry, 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 Thew family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Arthur Thew and 5 other people

Thew family summary

NAME
Arthur Thew
BORN
1838
BIRTH COUNTY
Lancashire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Birkdale, Lancashire, England
An original census record
An original census record

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