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

Details of Benjamin Williams of Page Cottage, Bolton Abbey, Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding), England

First name(s)

Benjamin

Last name

Williams

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

55

Birth year

1826

Occupation

Gardener Domestic Servant

Birth town

Mold

Birth county

Yorkshire

Birth place

England

Street

Page Cottage

Town

Parish

Bolton Abbey

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)

Hannah

Last name

Williams

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

58

Birth year

1823

Occupation

Gardeners Wife

Birth place

Hazlewood, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Alice

Last name

Thompson

Relationship

Visitor

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

34

Birth year

1847

Occupation

Domestic Servant

Birth place

Farsley, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Jane

Last name

Thompson

Relationship

Visitor

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

12

Birth year

1869

Occupation

-

Birth place

Barnoldswick, 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 Williams family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Benjamin Williams and 3 other people

Williams family summary

NAME
Benjamin Williams
BORN
1826
BIRTH COUNTY
Yorkshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Bolton Abbey, Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding), England
An original census record
An original census record

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