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Decimus Shoesmith in London, Surrey in the 1881 Census

Details of Decimus Shoesmith of Branscombe Villa Oglander Rd South, Camberwell, London, Surrey, England

First name(s)

Decimus

Last name

Shoesmith

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

49

Birth year

1832

Occupation

Artist Portrait Painter

Birth town

Birth county

Middlesex

Birth place

England

Street

Branscombe Villa Oglander Rd South

Town

Parish

Camberwell

County

London, Surrey

Country

England

Registration district

Camberwell

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Harriett

Last name

Shoesmith

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

45

Birth year

1836

Occupation

-

Birth place

Petworth, Sussex, England

First name(s)

Amy I

Last name

Shoesmith

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

19

Birth year

1862

Occupation

Artist Assistant (Photographer)

Birth place

Canterbury, Kent, England

First name(s)

Walter H

Last name

Shoesmith

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

16

Birth year

1865

Occupation

-

Birth place

Canterbury, Kent, England

First name(s)

Mabel G

Last name

Shoesmith

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

9

Birth year

1872

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Canterbury, Kent, England

First name(s)

Alice

Last name

Hill

Relationship

Sister In Law

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

28

Birth year

1853

Occupation

Statiower Assistant

Birth place

Petworth, Surrey, 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 Shoesmith family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Decimus Shoesmith and 5 other people

Shoesmith family summary

NAME
Decimus Shoesmith
BORN
1832
BIRTH COUNTY
Middlesex
ADDRESS IN 1881
Camberwell, London, Surrey, England
An original census record
An original census record

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