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George Harmison in Northumberland in the 1881 Census

Details of George Harmison of Thornbrough High Cottage, Thornbrough, Northumberland, England

First name(s)

George

Last name

Harmison

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

22

Birth year

1859

Occupation

Ag Lab

Birth town

Holy Island

Birth county

Northumberland

Birth place

England

Street

Thornbrough High Cottage

Town

Parish

Thornbrough

County

Northumberland

Country

England

Registration district

Hexham

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Mary

Last name

Harmison

Relationship

Mother

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

59

Birth year

1822

Occupation

Ag Lab

Birth place

Belford, Northumberland, England

First name(s)

Eleanor

Last name

Harmison

Relationship

Sister

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

18

Birth year

1863

Occupation

Ag Lab

Birth place

Northumberland, England

First name(s)

John

Last name

Harmison

Relationship

Brother

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

15

Birth year

1866

Occupation

Ag Lab

Birth place

Northumberland, England

First name(s)

John

Last name

Quin

Relationship

Visitor

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

25

Birth year

1856

Occupation

Ag Lab

Birth place

Bywell, Northumberland, England

First name(s)

Margaret

Last name

Quin

Relationship

Visitor

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

26

Birth year

1855

Occupation

Ag Lab

Birth place

Northumberland, England

First name(s)

John

Last name

Quin

Relationship

Visitor

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

7

Birth year

1874

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

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.

See the whole Harmison family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes George Harmison and 6 other people

Harmison family summary

NAME
George Harmison
BORN
1859
BIRTH COUNTY
Northumberland
ADDRESS IN 1881
Thornbrough, Northumberland, England
An original census record
An original census record

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