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George Blackwell in Cambridgeshire in the 1881 Census

Details of George Blackwell of 21 Bradmore Street, Cambridge St Andrew the Less, Cambridgeshire, England

First name(s)

George

Last name

Blackwell

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

53

Birth year

1828

Occupation

General Labourer

Birth town

Birth county

Essex

Birth place

England

Street

21 Bradmore Street

Town

Parish

Cambridge St Andrew the Less

County

Cambridgeshire

Country

England

Registration district

Cambridge

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Sarah

Last name

Blackwell

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

48

Birth year

1833

Occupation

General Labourer Wife

Birth place

Prickwillow, Cambridgeshire, England

First name(s)

Herbert

Last name

Blackwell

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

14

Birth year

1867

Occupation

Compositer

Birth place

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England

First name(s)

Samuel

Last name

Gilson

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

10

Birth year

1871

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England

First name(s)

Ada

Last name

Gilson

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

8

Birth year

1873

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, 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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See the whole Blackwell family in this 1881 Census record

Includes George Blackwell and 4 other people

NAME
George Blackwell
BORN
1828
BIRTH COUNTY
Essex
ADDRESS IN 1881
Cambridge St Andrew the Less, Cambridgeshire, England
An original census record

This census includes:

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

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