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Edward John Smith in London, Middlesex in the 1881 Census

Details of Edward John Smith of 54 Richard Street, St George in the East, London, Middlesex, England

First name(s)

Edward John

Last name

Smith

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

30

Birth year

1851

Occupation

Provision Dealer

Birth town

Hoxton

Birth county

Middlesex

Birth place

England

Street

54 Richard Street

Town

Parish

St George in the East

County

London, Middlesex

Country

England

Registration district

St George in the East

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Christina

Last name

Smith

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

32

Birth year

1849

Occupation

-

Birth place

-

First name(s)

Edith Christina

Last name

Smith

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

4

Birth year

1877

Occupation

-

Birth place

City of London, Middlesex, England

First name(s)

Edward John

Last name

Smith

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

30

Birth year

1851

Occupation

-

Birth place

-

First name(s)

Sydney

Last name

Smith

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

1

Birth year

1880

Occupation

-

Birth place

City of London, Middlesex, England

First name(s)

Henry

Last name

Cairneross

Relationship

Lodger

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

25

Birth year

1856

Occupation

Clerk

Birth place

-

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 Smith family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Edward John Smith and 5 other people

Smith family summary

NAME
Edward John Smith
BORN
1851
BIRTH COUNTY
Middlesex
ADDRESS IN 1881
St George in the East, London, Middlesex, England
An original census record
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