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Christopher Rutherford in Durham in the 1881 Census

Details of Christopher Rutherford of 15 Alexandra Road, Gateshead, Durham, England

First name(s)

Christopher

Last name

Rutherford

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

65

Birth year

1816

Occupation

Driver 22 Engineman At Railway Works

Birth town

Whickham

Birth county

Durham

Birth place

England

Street

15 Alexandra Road

Town

Parish

Gateshead

County

Durham

Country

England

Registration district

Gateshead

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Jane

Last name

Rutherford

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

56

Birth year

1825

Occupation

-

Birth place

Winlaton, Durham, England

First name(s)

Christ Junr

Last name

Rutherford

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

28

Birth year

1853

Occupation

Engine Fitter At Railway Works

Birth place

Winlaton, Durham, England

First name(s)

Francis

Last name

Rutherford

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

25

Birth year

1856

Occupation

Engine Fitter At Railway Works

Birth place

Winlaton, Durham, England

First name(s)

Jane S

Last name

Rutherford

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

22

Birth year

1859

Occupation

Dressmaker At Home

Birth place

Winlaton, Durham, England

First name(s)

Frances

Last name

Rutherford

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

19

Birth year

1862

Occupation

Domestic Serv Home

Birth place

Winlaton, Durham, 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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NAME
Christopher Rutherford
BORN
1816
BIRTH COUNTY
Durham
ADDRESS IN 1881
Gateshead, Durham, England
An original census record

This census includes:

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

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