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Elizabeth Harkness in Somerset in the 1881 Census

Details of Elizabeth Harkness of Donnington House, Weston, Somerset, England

First name(s)

Elizabeth

Last name

Harkness

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

49

Birth year

1832

Occupation

Annuitant

Birth town

Birth county

Invernessshire

Birth place

Scotland

Street

Donnington House

Town

Parish

Weston

County

Somerset

Country

England

Registration district

Bath

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Mary Kate

Last name

Harkness

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

23

Birth year

1858

Occupation

Annuitant

Birth place

India

First name(s)

Charlotte Emme

Last name

Harkness

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

20

Birth year

1861

Occupation

Annuitant

Birth place

India

First name(s)

George Bacon

Last name

Harkness

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

15

Birth year

1866

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands

First name(s)

Mary Charlotte

Last name

MacKenzie

Relationship

Mother

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

84

Birth year

1797

Occupation

Annuitant

Birth place

Russia

First name(s)

Charlotte Hay

Last name

Duncombe

Relationship

Sister

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

51

Birth year

1830

Occupation

Annuitant

Birth place

Ross & Cromarty, Scotland

First name(s)

Amy

Last name

Frazer

Relationship

Niece

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

28

Birth year

1853

Occupation

-

Birth place

-

First name(s)

Francis Hay

Last name

Duncombe

Relationship

Niece

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

13

Birth year

1868

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

France

First name(s)

Clara Ann

Last name

Jeffreys

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

25

Birth year

1856

Occupation

Cook

Birth place

North Stoke, Lincolnshire, England

First name(s)

Mary Ann

Last name

Reed

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

20

Birth year

1861

Occupation

House & Parlour Maid

Birth place

-

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 Harkness family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Elizabeth Harkness and 9 other people

Harkness family summary

NAME
Elizabeth Harkness
BORN
1832
BIRTH COUNTY
Invernessshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Weston, Somerset, England
An original census record
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