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Edward Moffatt in Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding) in the 1881 Census

Details of Edward Moffatt of Battye Street, Heckmondwike, Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding), England

First name(s)

Edward

Last name

Moffatt

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

53

Birth year

1828

Occupation

Tailor & Woollen Draper

Birth town

Liversedge

Birth county

Yorkshire

Birth place

England

Street

Battye Street

Town

Parish

Heckmondwike

County

Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding)

Country

England

Registration district

Dewsbury

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Hannah

Last name

Moffatt

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

53

Birth year

1828

Occupation

-

Birth place

Heckmondwike, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Hannah Elizh

Last name

Moffatt

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

29

Birth year

1852

Occupation

Sewing Machinist

Birth place

Mirfield, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

William Winter

Last name

Moffatt

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

27

Birth year

1854

Occupation

Plumber & Glazier Journeyman

Birth place

Heckmondwike, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Franklin Ernest

Last name

Moffatt

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

21

Birth year

1860

Occupation

Painter & Decorater Journeyman

Birth place

Sunderland, Durham, England

First name(s)

Albert Edward

Last name

Moffatt

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

17

Birth year

1864

Occupation

Telegraph Clerk (C S 1st)

Birth place

Heckmondwike, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Harry Gathorne

Last name

Moffatt

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

14

Birth year

1867

Occupation

Boot & Shoe Maker Apprentice

Birth place

Heckmondwike, Yorkshire, 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 Moffatt family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Edward Moffatt and 6 other people

Moffatt family summary

NAME
Edward Moffatt
BORN
1828
BIRTH COUNTY
Yorkshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Heckmondwike, Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding), England
An original census record
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