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Betty Snr Shilmerdine in Lancashire in the 1881 Census

Details of Betty Snr Shilmerdine of Primrose Bank Off Souracre, Ashton under Lyne, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Betty Snr

Last name

Shilmerdine

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

60

Birth year

1821

Occupation

Birth town

Oldham

Birth county

Lancashire

Birth place

England

Street

Primrose Bank Off Souracre

Town

Parish

Ashton under Lyne

County

Lancashire

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)

Ann

Last name

Shilmerdine

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

28

Birth year

1853

Occupation

Cotton Tenter

Birth place

Stalybridge, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Frances

Last name

Shilmerdine

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

18

Birth year

1863

Occupation

Cotton Reeler

Birth place

Stalybridge, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Betty Jnr

Last name

Shilmerdine

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

16

Birth year

1865

Occupation

Cotton Reeler

Birth place

Stalybridge, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Mary

Last name

Shelmerdine

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

14

Birth year

1867

Occupation

Cotton Setter

Birth place

Stalybridge, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Betty

Last name

Haigh

Relationship

Grand Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

5

Birth year

1876

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 Shilmerdine family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Betty Snr Shilmerdine and 5 other people

Shilmerdine family summary

NAME
Betty Snr Shilmerdine
BORN
1821
BIRTH COUNTY
Lancashire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Ashton under Lyne, Lancashire, England
An original census record
An original census record

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