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George Harris in Devon in the 1881 Census

Details of George Harris of Assells, Northam, Devon, England

First name(s)

George

Last name

Harris

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

32

Birth year

1849

Occupation

Ship Carpenter

Birth town

Birth county

Cornwall

Birth place

England

Street

Assells

Town

Parish

Northam

County

Devon

Country

England

Registration district

Bideford

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Sarah A

Last name

Harris

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

35

Birth year

1846

Occupation

-

Birth place

Northam, Devon, England

First name(s)

William G

Last name

Harris

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

7

Birth year

1874

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Northam, Devon, England

First name(s)

Evelina E

Last name

Harris

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

5

Birth year

1876

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Northam, Devon, England

First name(s)

Albert H

Last name

Harris

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

0

Birth year

1881

Occupation

-

Birth place

Northam, Devon, 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 Harris family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes George Harris and 4 other people

Harris family summary

NAME
George Harris
BORN
1849
BIRTH COUNTY
Cornwall
ADDRESS IN 1881
Northam, Devon, England
An original census record
An original census record

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