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Cornelius Dewhurst in Lancashire in the 1881 Census

Details of Cornelius Dewhurst of Dewhursts Farm, North Meols, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Cornelius

Last name

Dewhurst

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Widower

Gender

Male

Age

43

Birth year

1838

Occupation

Farmer (22 Acres) (Emp 6 Ag Lab)

Birth town

Birth county

Lancashire

Birth place

England

Street

Dewhursts Farm

Town

Parish

North Meols

County

Lancashire

Country

England

Registration district

Ormskirk

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Fanny

Last name

Dewhurst

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

22

Birth year

1859

Occupation

-

Birth place

Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Jenny

Last name

Dewhurst

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

21

Birth year

1860

Occupation

-

Birth place

Lancashire, England

First name(s)

John

Last name

Dewhurst

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

19

Birth year

1862

Occupation

Butcher

Birth place

Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Alice

Last name

Hilton

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

-

Gender

Female

Age

31

Birth year

1850

Occupation

Domestic Servant

Birth place

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 Dewhurst family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Cornelius Dewhurst and 4 other people

Dewhurst family summary

NAME
Cornelius Dewhurst
BORN
1838
BIRTH COUNTY
Lancashire
ADDRESS IN 1881
North Meols, Lancashire, England
An original census record
An original census record

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