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Charles Mercer in Sussex in the 1881 Census

Details of Charles Mercer of 14 Silverdale, Hastings St Mary in the Castle, Sussex, England

First name(s)

Charles

Last name

Mercer

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

64

Birth year

1817

Occupation

Gardeners Labourer

Birth town

Hastings

Birth county

Sussex

Birth place

England

Street

14 Silverdale

Town

Parish

Hastings St Mary in the Castle

County

Sussex

Country

England

Registration district

Hastings

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Sarah A

Last name

Mercer

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

54

Birth year

1827

Occupation

Laundress

Birth place

Hastings, Sussex, England

First name(s)

William

Last name

Mercer

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

25

Birth year

1856

Occupation

Navvy

Birth place

Sandhurst, Kent, England

First name(s)

Julie

Last name

Mercer

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

15

Birth year

1866

Occupation

-

Birth place

Hollington, Sussex, 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.

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See the whole Mercer family in this 1881 Census record

Includes Charles Mercer and 3 other people

NAME
Charles Mercer
BORN
1817
BIRTH COUNTY
Sussex
ADDRESS IN 1881
Hastings St Mary in the Castle, Sussex, England
An original census record

This census includes:

  • Details of all household members
  • Birth dates & locations
  • Occupations
  • Full house address

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