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Benjamin Wood in Worcestershire in the 1881 Census

Details of Benjamin Wood of Court In Mill Street, Kidderminster Old Borough, Worcestershire, England

First name(s)

Benjamin

Last name

Wood

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

37

Birth year

1844

Occupation

Mill Hand

Birth town

Kidderminster

Birth county

Worcestershire

Birth place

England

Street

Court In Mill Street

Town

Parish

Kidderminster Old Borough

County

Worcestershire

Country

England

Registration district

Kidderminster

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Mary

Last name

Wood

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

38

Birth year

1843

Occupation

-

Birth place

-

First name(s)

James

Last name

Houseman

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

20

Birth year

1861

Occupation

Mill Hand

Birth place

Tipton, Staffordshire, England

First name(s)

William

Last name

Houseman

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

15

Birth year

1866

Occupation

Mill Hand

Birth place

Walsall Wood, Staffordshire, England

First name(s)

Elizabeth

Last name

Houseman

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

16

Birth year

1865

Occupation

Mill Hand C

Birth place

Walsall Wood, Staffordshire, England

First name(s)

Sarah

Last name

Houseman

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

13

Birth year

1868

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

York, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Ada

Last name

Wood

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

2

Birth year

1879

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Kidderminster, Worcestershire, 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 Wood family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Benjamin Wood and 6 other people

Wood family summary

NAME
Benjamin Wood
BORN
1844
BIRTH COUNTY
Worcestershire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Kidderminster Old Borough, Worcestershire, England
An original census record
An original census record

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