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Eliza Fordham in Essex in the 1881 Census

Details of Eliza Fordham of Chelmsford Union Workhouse Moulsham Chelsmford, Chelmsford, Essex, England

First name(s)

Eliza

Last name

Fordham

Relationship

Assistant Nurse

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

42

Birth year

1839

Occupation

Assistant Nurse

Birth town

Camberwell

Birth county

Surrey

Birth place

England

Street

Chelmsford Union Workhouse Moulsham Chelsmford

Town

Parish

Chelmsford

County

Essex

Country

England

Registration district

Chelmsford

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

William

Last name

Slater

Relationship

Schoolmaster

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

34

Birth year

1847

Occupation

Schoolmaster

Birth place

Penkridge, Staffordshire, England

First name(s)

Emily

Last name

Edwards

Relationship

Schoolmistress

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

37

Birth year

1844

Occupation

Schoolmistress

Birth place

Frogmore, Dorset, England

First name(s)

Sophia

Last name

Day

Relationship

Nurse

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

45

Birth year

1836

Occupation

Nurse

Birth place

Newport, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England

First name(s)

John Colingwd

Last name

Hailes

Relationship

Gate Porter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

25

Birth year

1856

Occupation

Gate Porter

Birth place

Camberwell, Surrey, England

First name(s)

William

Last name

Farwell

Relationship

House Porter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

29

Birth year

1852

Occupation

House Porter

Birth place

Liverpool, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Harriett

Last name

Powter

Relationship

Cook

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

24

Birth year

1857

Occupation

Cook (?)

Birth place

Hopton, Staffordshire, England

First name(s)

Emma

Last name

Fosden

Relationship

Laundress

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

24

Birth year

1857

Occupation

Laundress

Birth place

Chichester, 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.

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See the whole Fordham family in this 1881 Census record

Includes Eliza Fordham and 7 other people

NAME
Eliza Fordham
BORN
1839
BIRTH COUNTY
Surrey
ADDRESS IN 1881
Chelmsford, Essex, England
An original census record

This census includes:

  • Details of all household members
  • Birth dates & locations
  • Occupations
  • Full house address

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