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Edward Collins in Worcestershire in the 1881 Census

Details of Edward Collins of 5 Corn Market, Worcester St Martin, Worcestershire, England

First name(s)

Edward

Last name

Collins

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Widower

Gender

Male

Age

72

Birth year

1809

Occupation

Retired Builder

Birth town

Salwarpe

Birth county

Worcestershire

Birth place

England

Street

5 Corn Market

Town

Parish

Worcester St Martin

County

Worcestershire

Country

England

Registration district

Worcester

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Ellen

Last name

Collins

Relationship

Grand Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

23

Birth year

1858

Occupation

Housekeeper

Birth place

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 Collins family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Edward Collins and 1 other people

Collins family summary

NAME
Edward Collins
BORN
1809
BIRTH COUNTY
Worcestershire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Worcester St Martin, Worcestershire, England
An original census record
An original census record

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