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Elizabeth Thomas in Glamorganshire in the 1881 Census

Details of Elizabeth Thomas of 95 Fleet Street, Swansea (Town), Glamorganshire, Wales

First name(s)

Elizabeth

Last name

Thomas

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

42

Birth year

1839

Occupation

Grocer

Birth town

Cirencester

Birth county

Gloucestershire

Birth place

England

Street

95 Fleet Street

Town

Parish

Swansea (Town)

County

Glamorganshire

Country

Wales

Registration district

Swansea

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Elizabeth

Last name

Edwards

Relationship

Niece

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

16

Birth year

1865

Occupation

Domestic Servant

Birth place

Cardiff, Glamorganshire, Wales

First name(s)

Annie

Last name

Williams

Relationship

Visitor

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

32

Birth year

1849

Occupation

Dress Maker

Birth place

Newcastle Emlyn, Cardiganshire, Wales

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 Thomas family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Elizabeth Thomas and 2 other people

Thomas family summary

NAME
Elizabeth Thomas
BORN
1839
BIRTH COUNTY
Gloucestershire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Swansea (Town), Glamorganshire, Wales
An original census record
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