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George Gibbs (born 1851 in Braintree, Essex) living in Braintree, Essex in 1881

Details of George Gibbs of Church Square, Braintree, Essex, England

First name(s)

George

Last name

Gibbs

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

30

Birth year

1851

Occupation

Butcher

Birth town

Braintree

Birth county

Essex

Birth place

England

Street

Church Square

Town

Parish

Braintree

County

Essex

Country

England

Registration district

Braintree

All household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

George

Last name

Gibbs

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

30

Birth year

1851

Occupation

Butcher

Birth place

Braintree, Essex, England

First name(s)

Sophia

Last name

Gibbs

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

29

Birth year

1852

Occupation

None

Birth place

Heybridge, Essex, England

First name(s)

Alice Cm M

Last name

Gibbs

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

6

Birth year

1875

Occupation

None

Birth place

Braintree, Essex, England

First name(s)

Julian Car

Last name

Gibbs

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

4

Birth year

1877

Occupation

None

Birth place

Braintree, Essex, England

First name(s)

Ada

Last name

Adams

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

11

Birth year

1870

Occupation

Servant

Birth place

Black Notley, Essex, 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.

George Gibbs (born 1851 in Braintree, Essex) living in Braintree, Essex in 1881

The 1881 Census return for this household includes 4 other people

An original census record

All household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

George

Last name

Gibbs

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

30

Birth year

1851

Occupation

Butcher

Birth place

Braintree, Essex, England

First name(s)

Sophia

Last name

Gibbs

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

29

Birth year

1852

Occupation

None

Birth place

Heybridge, Essex, England

First name(s)

Alice Cm M

Last name

Gibbs

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

6

Birth year

1875

Occupation

None

Birth place

Braintree, Essex, England

First name(s)

Julian Car

Last name

Gibbs

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

4

Birth year

1877

Occupation

None

Birth place

Braintree, Essex, England

First name(s)

Ada

Last name

Adams

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

11

Birth year

1870

Occupation

Servant

Birth place

Black Notley, Essex, England


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