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George James Shaw in Isle of Wight, Hampshire in the 1881 Census

Details of George James Shaw of Underrock, Bonchurch, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England

First name(s)

George James

Last name

Shaw

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

62

Birth year

1819

Occupation

Md Deputy I Of Hospitals

Birth town

Birth county

Birth place

Scotland

Street

Underrock

Town

Parish

Bonchurch

County

Isle of Wight, Hampshire

Country

England

Registration district

Isle of Wight

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Mary A

Last name

Shaw

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

57

Birth year

1824

Occupation

-

Birth place

Scotland

First name(s)

Dorothea

Last name

Shaw

Relationship

Visitor

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

20

Birth year

1861

Occupation

Invalid

Birth place

Scotland

First name(s)

Emma

Last name

Yarnold

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

62

Birth year

1819

Occupation

Cook And Housekeeper Dom

Birth place

Worcester, Worcestershire, England

First name(s)

Mary A

Last name

Whitewood

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

24

Birth year

1857

Occupation

Parlourmaid Dom

Birth place

Southampton, Hampshire, England

First name(s)

Jessie

Last name

Aplin

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

21

Birth year

1860

Occupation

Housemaid Dom

Birth place

Hampshire, 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 Shaw family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes George James Shaw and 5 other people

Shaw family summary

NAME
George James Shaw
BORN
1819
BIRTH COUNTY
-
ADDRESS IN 1881
Bonchurch, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England
An original census record
An original census record

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