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Benjamin Woodhead in Cheshire in the 1881 Census

Details of Benjamin Woodhead of 18 New Spring Bk Street, Dukinfield (Cheshire), Cheshire, England

First name(s)

Benjamin

Last name

Woodhead

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

57

Birth year

1824

Occupation

Weaving Overlooker

Birth town

Birth county

Yorkshire

Birth place

England

Street

18 New Spring Bk Street

Town

Parish

Dukinfield (Cheshire)

County

Cheshire

Country

England

Registration district

Ashton under Lyne

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Sophia

Last name

Woodhead

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

53

Birth year

1828

Occupation

Wife

Birth place

Ireland

First name(s)

Charles

Last name

Woodhead

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

20

Birth year

1861

Occupation

Butcher

Birth place

Stalybridge, Cheshire, England

First name(s)

Albert

Last name

Woodhead

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

15

Birth year

1866

Occupation

Clk

Birth place

Stalybridge, Cheshire, England

First name(s)

Sarah E

Last name

Woodhead

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

14

Birth year

1867

Occupation

Weaver

Birth place

Stalybridge, Cheshire, England

First name(s)

John E

Last name

Woodhead

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

10

Birth year

1871

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Stalybridge, Cheshire, England

First name(s)

Ann

Last name

Newton

Relationship

Aunt

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

60

Birth year

1821

Occupation

Lady

Birth place

Meltham Mills, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Sarah

Last name

Chadwick

Relationship

Grand Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

4

Birth year

1877

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Stalybridge, Lancashire, 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 Woodhead family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Benjamin Woodhead and 7 other people

Woodhead family summary

NAME
Benjamin Woodhead
BORN
1824
BIRTH COUNTY
Yorkshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Dukinfield (Cheshire), Cheshire, England
An original census record
An original census record

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