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

Details of Elizabeth Wells of Braham House, Plompton, Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding), England

First name(s)

Elizabeth

Last name

Wells

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

73

Birth year

1808

Occupation

Farmer Of 284 Acres Employing 3 Men & 2 Boys

Birth town

Farnham

Birth county

Yorkshire

Birth place

England

Street

Braham House

Town

Parish

Plompton

County

Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding)

Country

England

Registration district

Knaresborough

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Richard

Last name

Wells

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

34

Birth year

1847

Occupation

Farm Manager (Bailiff)

Birth place

Milford, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Ann

Last name

Wells

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

47

Birth year

1834

Occupation

Housekeeper

Birth place

Follifoot, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Ann

Last name

Gill

Relationship

Grand Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

24

Birth year

1857

Occupation

-

Birth place

Milford, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Joseph W

Last name

Cooper

Relationship

Grand Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

3

Birth year

1878

Occupation

-

Birth place

Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

William

Last name

Cooper

Relationship

Grand Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

2

Birth year

1879

Occupation

-

Birth place

Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Jane

Last name

Earld

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

17

Birth year

1864

Occupation

General Servant

Birth place

Easingwold, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Joseph

Last name

Drery

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

22

Birth year

1859

Occupation

Ploughman (Indoor)

Birth place

Spofforth, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

William

Last name

Rathmell

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

26

Birth year

1855

Occupation

Ploughman (Indoor)

Birth place

Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

William

Last name

Drury

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

15

Birth year

1866

Occupation

Farmer's Boy (Indoor)

Birth place

Spofforth, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Charles

Last name

Leaming

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

15

Birth year

1866

Occupation

Farmer's Boy (Indoor)

Birth place

Deighton, 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 Wells family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Elizabeth Wells and 10 other people

Wells family summary

NAME
Elizabeth Wells
BORN
1808
BIRTH COUNTY
Yorkshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Plompton, Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding), England
An original census record
An original census record

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