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Elizabeth Cowell in London, Kent in the 1881 Census

Details of Elizabeth Cowell of 13 Williams Place, St Nicholas Deptford, London, Kent, England

First name(s)

Elizabeth

Last name

Cowell

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

50

Birth year

1831

Occupation

Birth town

Hoxton

Birth county

Middlesex

Birth place

England

Street

13 Williams Place

Town

Parish

St Nicholas Deptford

County

London, Kent

Country

England

Registration district

Greenwich

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Thomas

Last name

Cowell

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

28

Birth year

1853

Occupation

Traveller For Tobacconist

Birth place

Deptford, Kent, England

First name(s)

Jessie

Last name

Cowell

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

24

Birth year

1857

Occupation

Mantle Machinist

Birth place

Deptford, Kent, England

First name(s)

Mary Ann

Last name

Cowell

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

20

Birth year

1861

Occupation

Collar Machinist

Birth place

Deptford, Kent, England

First name(s)

Margaret

Last name

Wilkinson

Relationship

Boarder

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

47

Birth year

1834

Occupation

-

Birth place

Scotland

First name(s)

Robert

Last name

Hopper

Relationship

Lodger

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

54

Birth year

1827

Occupation

Iron Moulder

Birth place

Durham, Durham, 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 Cowell family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Elizabeth Cowell and 5 other people

Cowell family summary

NAME
Elizabeth Cowell
BORN
1831
BIRTH COUNTY
Middlesex
ADDRESS IN 1881
St Nicholas Deptford, London, Kent, England
An original census record
An original census record

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