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Elizabeth Peterson in London, Middlesex in the 1881 Census

Details of Elizabeth Peterson of 145 Leman Street, Whitechapel, London, Middlesex, England

First name(s)

Elizabeth

Last name

Peterson

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

25

Birth year

1856

Occupation

Dressmaker

Birth town

Birth county

Birth place

Street

145 Leman Street

Town

Parish

Whitechapel

County

London, Middlesex

Country

England

Registration district

Whitechapel

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Louisa

Last name

Peterson

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

4

Birth year

1877

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

London, Middlesex, England

First name(s)

Johanus

Last name

Burman

Relationship

Visitor

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

26

Birth year

1855

Occupation

Domestic Servant

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 Peterson family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Elizabeth Peterson and 2 other people

Peterson family summary

NAME
Elizabeth Peterson
BORN
1856
BIRTH COUNTY
-
ADDRESS IN 1881
Whitechapel, London, Middlesex, England
An original census record
An original census record

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