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Edward Peter in Cornwall in the 1881 Census

Details of Edward Peter of Penhale, Davidstow, Cornwall, England

First name(s)

Edward

Last name

Peter

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

63

Birth year

1818

Occupation

Farmer Of 200 Acres Employing 1 Man And 1 Boy

Birth town

Davidstow

Birth county

Cornwall

Birth place

England

Street

Penhale

Town

Parish

Davidstow

County

Cornwall

Country

England

Registration district

Camelford

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Mary

Last name

Peter

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

63

Birth year

1818

Occupation

Farmers Wife

Birth place

St Breward, Cornwall, England

First name(s)

Lucretia

Last name

Peter

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

30

Birth year

1851

Occupation

Farmers Daur

Birth place

Linkinhorne, Cornwall, England

First name(s)

Thirza

Last name

Peter

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

28

Birth year

1853

Occupation

Farmers Daur

Birth place

Linkinhorne, Cornwall, England

First name(s)

Ida

Last name

Youlden

Relationship

Grand Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

11

Birth year

1870

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Kelly, Devon, England

First name(s)

Edna

Last name

Nile

Relationship

Grand Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

9

Birth year

1872

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Buckland Monachorum, Devon, England

First name(s)

Charles

Last name

Goodman

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

15

Birth year

1866

Occupation

Farm Serv Indoor

Birth place

Launceston, Cornwall, 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 Peter family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Edward Peter and 6 other people

Peter family summary

NAME
Edward Peter
BORN
1818
BIRTH COUNTY
Cornwall
ADDRESS IN 1881
Davidstow, Cornwall, England
An original census record
An original census record

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