Skip to content

Edward W Humberstone in Lincolnshire in the 1881 Census

Details of Edward W Humberstone of 28 High Street, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, England

First name(s)

Edward W

Last name

Humberstone

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

29

Birth year

1852

Occupation

Blacksmith

Birth town

Tetford

Birth county

Lincolnshire

Birth place

England

Street

28 High Street

Town

Parish

Gainsborough

County

Lincolnshire

Country

England

Registration district

Gainsborough

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Betsy

Last name

Humberstone

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

23

Birth year

1858

Occupation

-

Birth place

Misterton, Nottinghamshire, England

First name(s)

Arthur

Last name

Humberstone

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

4

Birth year

1877

Occupation

-

Birth place

Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, England

First name(s)

Alfred

Last name

Wilson

Relationship

Brother In Law

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

14

Birth year

1867

Occupation

Apprentice Shoemaker

Birth place

Misterton, Nottinghamshire, England

First name(s)

John

Last name

Edmonson

Relationship

Boarder

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

25

Birth year

1856

Occupation

Joiner

Birth place

Bradford, 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 Humberstone family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Edward W Humberstone and 4 other people

Humberstone family summary

NAME
Edward W Humberstone
BORN
1852
BIRTH COUNTY
Lincolnshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, England
An original census record
An original census record

Not what you're looking for?