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Frederick Smith in Durham in the 1881 Census

Details of Frederick Smith of 43 Rutland Street, Bishop Wearmouth, Durham, England

First name(s)

Frederick

Last name

Smith

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

19

Birth year

1862

Occupation

Lab In Iron Wks

Birth town

Manchester

Birth county

Lancashire

Birth place

England

Street

43 Rutland Street

Town

Parish

Bishop Wearmouth

County

Durham

Country

England

Registration district

Sunderland

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Mary

Last name

Smith

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

58

Birth year

1823

Occupation

-

Birth place

Corby, Cumberland, England

First name(s)

Henry

Last name

Smith

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

23

Birth year

1858

Occupation

Lab In Iron Wks

Birth place

Newcastle on Tyne, Northumberland, England

First name(s)

Charles A

Last name

Smith

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

11

Birth year

1870

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Newcastle on Tyne, Northumberland, England

First name(s)

Ada R

Last name

Smith

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

8

Birth year

1873

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Newcastle on Tyne, Northumberland, 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.

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NAME
Frederick Smith
BORN
1862
BIRTH COUNTY
Lancashire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Bishop Wearmouth, Durham, England
An original census record

This census includes:

  • Details of all household members
  • Birth dates & locations
  • Occupations
  • Full house address

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