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Benjamin Mason in Surrey in the 1881 Census

Details of Benjamin Mason of 119 High Street, Guildford St Mary the Virgin, Surrey, England

First name(s)

Benjamin

Last name

Mason

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

36

Birth year

1845

Occupation

Ironmonger Traveller

Birth town

Richards Castle

Birth county

Herefordshire

Birth place

England

Street

119 High Street

Town

Parish

Guildford St Mary the Virgin

County

Surrey

Country

England

Registration district

Guildford

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Mary Jane

Last name

Mason

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

25

Birth year

1856

Occupation

-

Birth place

East Indies

First name(s)

Jessie Middleton

Last name

Mason

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

1

Birth year

1880

Occupation

-

Birth place

Guildford, Surrey, England

First name(s)

Mary Ann

Last name

Stenning

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

19

Birth year

1862

Occupation

General Servant

Birth place

Send, Surrey, England

First name(s)

Alexander

Last name

Dunbar

Relationship

Boarder

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

34

Birth year

1847

Occupation

Ironmongers Assistant

Birth place

Scotland

First name(s)

Ralph

Last name

Wagstaff

Relationship

Boarder

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

28

Birth year

1853

Occupation

Ironmongers Assistant

Birth place

Oxford, Hampshire, England

First name(s)

Charles I

Last name

White

Relationship

Boarder

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

22

Birth year

1859

Occupation

Ironmongers Assistant

Birth place

Uppingham, Rutland, England

First name(s)

Vincent

Last name

Nathan

Relationship

Boarder

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

21

Birth year

1860

Occupation

Ironmongers Assistant

Birth place

Wiltshire, 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 Mason family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Benjamin Mason and 7 other people

Mason family summary

NAME
Benjamin Mason
BORN
1845
BIRTH COUNTY
Herefordshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Guildford St Mary the Virgin, Surrey, England
An original census record
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