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Benjamin Hopper in Devon in the 1881 Census

Details of Benjamin Hopper of Higher Graddon, Black Torrington, Devon, England

First name(s)

Benjamin

Last name

Hopper

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

42

Birth year

1839

Occupation

Farmer Of 300 Acres Em 3 Men

Birth town

Clawton

Birth county

Devon

Birth place

England

Street

Higher Graddon

Town

Parish

Black Torrington

County

Devon

Country

England

Registration district

Holsworthy

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Annie P

Last name

Hopper

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

35

Birth year

1846

Occupation

-

Birth place

Stanton Drew, Somerset, England

First name(s)

Jemima

Last name

Hopper

Relationship

Sister

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

48

Birth year

1833

Occupation

Assistant In Farmhouse (Lab)

Birth place

Devon, England

First name(s)

John D C W

Last name

Hopper

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

9

Birth year

1872

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Black Torrington, Devon, England

First name(s)

William G W

Last name

Hopper

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

7

Birth year

1874

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Black Torrington, Devon, England

First name(s)

Edward L

Last name

Hopper

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

5

Birth year

1876

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Black Torrington, Devon, England

First name(s)

Nathaniel

Last name

Heard

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

23

Birth year

1858

Occupation

Ag Lab (Indoor)

Birth place

Clawton, Devon, England

First name(s)

William

Last name

Heywood

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

19

Birth year

1862

Occupation

Ag Lab (Indoor)

Birth place

High Bickington, Devon, England

First name(s)

Richard B

Last name

Blatchford

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

19

Birth year

1862

Occupation

Ag Lab (Indoor)

Birth place

Highampton, Devon, England

First name(s)

Tilley

Last name

German

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

29

Birth year

1852

Occupation

General Serv

Birth place

Shebbear, Devon, 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 Hopper family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Benjamin Hopper and 9 other people

Hopper family summary

NAME
Benjamin Hopper
BORN
1839
BIRTH COUNTY
Devon
ADDRESS IN 1881
Black Torrington, Devon, England
An original census record
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