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Benjamin Cockland in Kent in the 1881 Census

Details of Benjamin Cockland of High Street, Rainham, Kent, England

First name(s)

Benjamin

Last name

Cockland

Relationship

Grand Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

17

Birth year

1864

Occupation

Wheelwright

Birth town

Aylesford

Birth county

Kent

Birth place

England

Street

High Street

Town

Parish

Rainham

County

Kent

Country

England

Registration district

Milton

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Mary E

Last name

Brice

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

75

Birth year

1806

Occupation

Clay Merchant

Birth place

Rochester, Kent, England

First name(s)

Harry

Last name

Dodd

Relationship

Visitor

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

17

Birth year

1864

Occupation

Draper

Birth place

Ospringe, Kent, England

First name(s)

Sophia

Last name

Smith

Relationship

Visitor

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

63

Birth year

1818

Occupation

Retired Publican

Birth place

Sheerness, Kent, England

First name(s)

Emma

Last name

Bowra

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

16

Birth year

1865

Occupation

Domestic Servant

Birth place

Rainham, Kent, 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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NAME
Benjamin Cockland
BORN
1864
BIRTH COUNTY
Kent
ADDRESS IN 1881
Rainham, Kent, England
An original census record

This census includes:

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

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