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Elizabeth Messent (born 1816 in Little Bardfield, Sussex) living in Braintree, Essex in 1881

Details of Elizabeth Messent of 117 Coggeshall Road, Braintree, Essex, England

First name(s)

Elizabeth

Last name

Messent

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

65

Birth year

1816

Occupation

Independent

Birth town

Little Bardfield

Birth county

Sussex

Birth place

England

Street

117 Coggeshall Road

Town

Parish

Braintree

County

Essex

Country

England

Registration district

Braintree

All household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Elizabeth

Last name

Messent

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

65

Birth year

1816

Occupation

Independent

Birth place

Little Bardfield, Sussex, England

First name(s)

Amelia

Last name

Hart

Relationship

Mother

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

85

Birth year

1796

Occupation

Farmers Wife

Birth place

Layer de la Haye

First name(s)

Sarah A

Last name

Stokes

Relationship

Sister

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

55

Birth year

1826

Occupation

Ministers Wife

Birth place

Finchingfield, Essex, England

First name(s)

Louisa

Last name

Skingle

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

15

Birth year

1866

Occupation

General Servant

Birth place

Braintree, Essex, 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.

Elizabeth Messent (born 1816 in Little Bardfield, Sussex) living in Braintree, Essex in 1881

The 1881 Census return for this household includes 3 other people

An original census record

All household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Elizabeth

Last name

Messent

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

65

Birth year

1816

Occupation

Independent

Birth place

Little Bardfield, Sussex, England

First name(s)

Amelia

Last name

Hart

Relationship

Mother

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

85

Birth year

1796

Occupation

Farmers Wife

Birth place

Layer de la Haye

First name(s)

Sarah A

Last name

Stokes

Relationship

Sister

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

55

Birth year

1826

Occupation

Ministers Wife

Birth place

Finchingfield, Essex, England

First name(s)

Louisa

Last name

Skingle

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

15

Birth year

1866

Occupation

General Servant

Birth place

Braintree, Essex, England

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