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

Details of Benjamin Shiers of Hawpike, Draughton, Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding), England

First name(s)

Benjamin

Last name

Shiers

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

47

Birth year

1834

Occupation

Farmer Of 355 Acres Employing 5 Men

Birth town

Draughton

Birth county

Yorkshire

Birth place

England

Street

Hawpike

Town

Parish

Draughton

County

Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding)

Country

England

Registration district

Skipton

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Caroline

Last name

Shiers

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

54

Birth year

1827

Occupation

Farmers Wife

Birth place

Morton, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Elizabeth A

Last name

Smith

Relationship

Visitor

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

34

Birth year

1847

Occupation

No Occupation

Birth place

Skipton, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Mary E

Last name

Croft

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

21

Birth year

1860

Occupation

General Servant Domestic

Birth place

Burnsall, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Elizabeth

Last name

Croft

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

23

Birth year

1858

Occupation

General Servant Domestic

Birth place

Otley, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Abraham

Last name

Hey

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

34

Birth year

1847

Occupation

Farm Servant (Indoor)

Birth place

Ilkley, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

William

Last name

Atkinson

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

36

Birth year

1845

Occupation

Farm Servant (Indoor)

Birth place

Skipton, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Thomas

Last name

Proctor

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

66

Birth year

1815

Occupation

Hedger Farm Servant (Indoor)

Birth place

Gargrave, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Jonathan

Last name

Selby

Relationship

Visitor

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

66

Birth year

1815

Occupation

Pensioner

Birth place

Snitterby, Lincolnshire, 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 Shiers family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Benjamin Shiers and 8 other people

Shiers family summary

NAME
Benjamin Shiers
BORN
1834
BIRTH COUNTY
Yorkshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Draughton, Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding), England
An original census record
An original census record

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