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Edward Hancock in London, Middlesex in the 1881 Census

Details of Edward Hancock of 38 Haberdasher Street, Shoreditch, London, Middlesex, England

First name(s)

Edward

Last name

Hancock

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

60

Birth year

1821

Occupation

Tutor (Sch Mast)

Birth town

Carmarthen

Birth county

Carmarthenshire

Birth place

Wales

Street

38 Haberdasher Street

Town

Parish

Shoreditch

County

London, Middlesex

Country

England

Registration district

Shoreditch

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Harriet

Last name

Hancock

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

52

Birth year

1829

Occupation

Seamstress

Birth place

Helston, Cornwall, England

First name(s)

Sarah

Last name

Lynn

Relationship

Lodger

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

73

Birth year

1808

Occupation

Annuitant

Birth place

Honington, Suffolk, England

First name(s)

John R

Last name

Paine

Relationship

Lodger

Marital status

Widower

Gender

Male

Age

43

Birth year

1838

Occupation

Caligraphic Artist (Painter)

Birth place

Hoxton, Middlesex, 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 Hancock family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Edward Hancock and 3 other people

Hancock family summary

NAME
Edward Hancock
BORN
1821
BIRTH COUNTY
Carmarthenshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Shoreditch, London, Middlesex, England
An original census record
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