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David Gordon in Worcestershire in the 1881 Census

Details of David Gordon of Heath Lane, Upper Swinford, Worcestershire, England

First name(s)

David

Last name

Gordon

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

44

Birth year

1837

Occupation

Nailer

Birth town

City of London

Birth county

Middlesex

Birth place

England

Street

Heath Lane

Town

Parish

Upper Swinford

County

Worcestershire

Country

England

Registration district

Stourbridge

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Jane

Last name

Gordon

Relationship

Other

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

41

Birth year

1840

Occupation

-

Birth place

Stourbridge, Worcestershire, England

First name(s)

Edward

Last name

Gordon

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

17

Birth year

1864

Occupation

Nailer

Birth place

Old Swinford, Worcestershire, England

First name(s)

Prisillia

Last name

Gordon

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

14

Birth year

1867

Occupation

-

Birth place

Old Swinford, Worcestershire, England

First name(s)

Alfred

Last name

Gordon

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

8

Birth year

1873

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Old Swinford, Worcestershire, England

First name(s)

Elizia

Last name

Gordon

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

5

Birth year

1876

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Old Swinford, Worcestershire, England

First name(s)

Elizabeth

Last name

Gordon

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

4

Birth year

1877

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Old Swinford, Worcestershire, 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 Gordon family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes David Gordon and 6 other people

Gordon family summary

NAME
David Gordon
BORN
1837
BIRTH COUNTY
Middlesex
ADDRESS IN 1881
Upper Swinford, Worcestershire, England
An original census record
An original census record

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