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Edwin Knight in Northamptonshire in the 1881 Census

Details of Edwin Knight of Halse Road, Brackley St Peter, Northamptonshire, England

First name(s)

Edwin

Last name

Knight

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Widower

Gender

Male

Age

31

Birth year

1850

Occupation

Farm Bailiff

Birth town

Birth county

Sussex

Birth place

England

Street

Halse Road

Town

Parish

Brackley St Peter

County

Northamptonshire

Country

England

Registration district

Brackley

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Harriett

Last name

Knight

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

5

Birth year

1876

Occupation

-

Birth place

Ringmer, Sussex, England

First name(s)

Janie

Last name

Knight

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

2

Birth year

1879

Occupation

-

Birth place

Halse, Northamptonshire, England

First name(s)

Florence

Last name

Knight

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

1

Birth year

1880

Occupation

-

Birth place

Halse, Northamptonshire, England

First name(s)

Charles

Last name

Townsett

Relationship

Step Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

10

Birth year

1871

Occupation

(Scholar)

Birth place

Henfield, Sussex, England

First name(s)

Benjamin H

Last name

Townsett

Relationship

Step Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

8

Birth year

1873

Occupation

(Scholar)

Birth place

Henfield, Sussex, England

First name(s)

Thomas

Last name

Townsett

Relationship

Step Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

7

Birth year

1874

Occupation

(Scholar)

Birth place

Horley, Surrey, England

First name(s)

Elizabeth E

Last name

Penfold

Relationship

Sister In Law

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

22

Birth year

1859

Occupation

House Keeper

Birth place

Ashington, Sussex, 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 Knight family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Edwin Knight and 7 other people

Knight family summary

NAME
Edwin Knight
BORN
1850
BIRTH COUNTY
Sussex
ADDRESS IN 1881
Brackley St Peter, Northamptonshire, England
An original census record
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