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George Challen in Surrey in the 1881 Census

Details of George Challen of 18 High Street, Guildford Holy Trinity, Surrey, England

First name(s)

George

Last name

Challen

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Widower

Gender

Male

Age

68

Birth year

1813

Occupation

Tailor (Employ 1 Man)

Birth town

Petworth

Birth county

Sussex

Birth place

England

Street

18 High Street

Town

Parish

Guildford Holy Trinity

County

Surrey

Country

England

Registration district

Guildford

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Elizabeth

Last name

Strudwick

Relationship

Deceased Wifes Sister

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

66

Birth year

1815

Occupation

Invalid

Birth place

Loxwood, Sussex, England

First name(s)

Jane

Last name

Cole

Relationship

Niece

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

48

Birth year

1833

Occupation

Housekeeper

Birth place

Loxwood, Sussex, England

First name(s)

Joseph

Last name

Cole

Relationship

Grand Nephew

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

8

Birth year

1873

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Cardiff, Glamorganshire, Wales

First name(s)

Harris

Last name

Baker

Relationship

Lodger

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

61

Birth year

1820

Occupation

No Occupation

Birth place

Albury, Surrey, 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 Challen family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes George Challen and 4 other people

Challen family summary

NAME
George Challen
BORN
1813
BIRTH COUNTY
Sussex
ADDRESS IN 1881
Guildford Holy Trinity, Surrey, England
An original census record
An original census record

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