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Elizabeth Parkinson in Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding) in the 1881 Census

Details of Elizabeth Parkinson of Mount Pleasant, Gomersal, Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding), England

First name(s)

Elizabeth

Last name

Parkinson

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

41

Birth year

1840

Occupation

Worsted Hand

Birth town

Cleckheaton

Birth county

Yorkshire

Birth place

England

Street

Mount Pleasant

Town

Parish

Gomersal

County

Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding)

Country

England

Registration district

Dewsbury

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Lucy

Last name

Parkinson

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

17

Birth year

1864

Occupation

Worsted Hand

Birth place

Cleckheaton, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Tom

Last name

Parkinson

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

15

Birth year

1866

Occupation

Worsted Hand

Birth place

Low Moor, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Charles

Last name

Haley

Relationship

Boarder

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

22

Birth year

1859

Occupation

Leather Currier

Birth place

Cleckheaton, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Nancy

Last name

Haley

Relationship

Boarder

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

22

Birth year

1859

Occupation

-

Birth place

Gomersal, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Ada

Last name

Haley

Relationship

Boarder

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

3

Birth year

1878

Occupation

-

Birth place

Cleckheaton, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Hayden

Last name

Haley

Relationship

Boarder

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

1

Birth year

1880

Occupation

-

Birth place

Cleckheaton, Yorkshire, 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 Parkinson family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Elizabeth Parkinson and 6 other people

Parkinson family summary

NAME
Elizabeth Parkinson
BORN
1840
BIRTH COUNTY
Yorkshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Gomersal, Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding), England
An original census record
An original census record

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