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Benjamin Firth in Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding) in the 1881 Census

Details of Benjamin Firth of Church Street, Heckmondwike, Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding), England

First name(s)

Benjamin

Last name

Firth

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

40

Birth year

1841

Occupation

Blanket Merchant

Birth town

Heckmondwike

Birth county

Yorkshire

Birth place

England

Street

Church Street

Town

Parish

Heckmondwike

County

Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding)

Country

England

Registration district

Dewsbury

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Elizabeth E

Last name

Firth

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

36

Birth year

1845

Occupation

-

Birth place

Rothwell, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Emma Maude

Last name

Firth

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

12

Birth year

1869

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Heckmondwike, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

John Leonard

Last name

Firth

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

10

Birth year

1871

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Heckmondwike, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Jessie

Last name

Firth

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

8

Birth year

1873

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Heckmondwike, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Hannah

Last name

Firth

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

6

Birth year

1875

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Heckmondwike, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Harry

Last name

Firth

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

4

Birth year

1877

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Heckmondwike, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Christopher

Last name

Firth

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

3

Birth year

1878

Occupation

-

Birth place

Heckmondwike, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Joseph B

Last name

Firth

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

1

Birth year

1880

Occupation

-

Birth place

Heckmondwike, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Margaret

Last name

Dixon

Relationship

Visitor

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

39

Birth year

1842

Occupation

Annuitant

Birth place

Stanhope, Durham, England

First name(s)

Amelia

Last name

Naylor

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

29

Birth year

1852

Occupation

Domestic Servant

Birth place

Barnard Castle, Durham, England

First name(s)

Elizabeth Ann

Last name

White

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

18

Birth year

1863

Occupation

Domestic Servant

Birth place

Liversedge, Yorkshire, 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 Firth family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Benjamin Firth and 11 other people

Firth family summary

NAME
Benjamin Firth
BORN
1841
BIRTH COUNTY
Yorkshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Heckmondwike, Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding), England
An original census record
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