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Barbara McDonald in Durham in the 1881 Census

Details of Barbara McDonald of Bunker Hill Farm, Medomsley, Durham, England

First name(s)

Barbara

Last name

McDonald

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

19

Birth year

1862

Occupation

Serv (Dom)

Birth town

Lanchester

Birth county

Durham

Birth place

England

Street

Bunker Hill Farm

Town

Parish

Medomsley

County

Durham

Country

England

Registration district

Lanchester

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Anthony

Last name

Shaw

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Widower

Gender

Male

Age

84

Birth year

1797

Occupation

Farmer

Birth place

Brancepeth, Durham, England

First name(s)

Thomas

Last name

Shearer

Relationship

Son In Law

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

41

Birth year

1840

Occupation

Farm Serv (Indoor)

Birth place

Lanchester, Durham, England

First name(s)

Jane

Last name

Shearer

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

34

Birth year

1847

Occupation

Housekeeper

Birth place

Lanchester, Durham, England

First name(s)

Mary H

Last name

Barron

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

20

Birth year

1861

Occupation

Serv (Dom)

Birth place

Lanchester, Durham, England

First name(s)

William A

Last name

Shearer

Relationship

Grand Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

12

Birth year

1869

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Lanchester, Durham, England

First name(s)

Mary E

Last name

Shearer

Relationship

Grand Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

10

Birth year

1871

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Lanchester, Durham, England

First name(s)

Sarah A

Last name

Shearer

Relationship

Grand Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

8

Birth year

1873

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Lanchester, Durham, England

First name(s)

John Geo

Last name

Shearer

Relationship

Grand Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

2

Birth year

1879

Occupation

-

Birth place

Lanchester, Durham, England

First name(s)

Edward S

Last name

Shearer

Relationship

Grand Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

0

Birth year

1881

Occupation

-

Birth place

Lanchester, Durham, England

First name(s)

Robert

Last name

Parker

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

18

Birth year

1863

Occupation

Servant (Farm) (Indoor)

Birth place

Lanchester, Durham, 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.

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See the whole McDonald family in this 1881 Census record

Includes Barbara McDonald and 10 other people

NAME
Barbara McDonald
BORN
1862
BIRTH COUNTY
Durham
ADDRESS IN 1881
Medomsley, Durham, England
An original census record

This census includes:

  • Details of all household members
  • Birth dates & locations
  • Occupations
  • Full house address

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