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Benjamin Smettram in Glamorganshire in the 1881 Census

Details of Benjamin Smettram of 13 Pottery Street, Swansea (Town), Glamorganshire, Wales

First name(s)

Benjamin

Last name

Smettram

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

24

Birth year

1857

Occupation

General Labourer

Birth town

Swansea

Birth county

Glamorganshire

Birth place

Wales

Street

13 Pottery Street

Town

Parish

Swansea (Town)

County

Glamorganshire

Country

Wales

Registration district

Swansea

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Ada

Last name

Smettram

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

25

Birth year

1856

Occupation

-

Birth place

Wiltshire, England

First name(s)

Richard

Last name

Walker

Relationship

Cousin

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

20

Birth year

1861

Occupation

General Labourer

Birth place

Swansea, Glamorganshire, Wales

First name(s)

William

Last name

Norman

Relationship

Boarder

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

21

Birth year

1860

Occupation

General Labourer

Birth place

Devon, England

First name(s)

William

Last name

Morris

Relationship

Boarder

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

21

Birth year

1860

Occupation

General Labourer

Birth place

Ireland

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 Smettram family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Benjamin Smettram and 4 other people

Smettram family summary

NAME
Benjamin Smettram
BORN
1857
BIRTH COUNTY
Glamorganshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Swansea (Town), Glamorganshire, Wales
An original census record
An original census record

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