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George Smith in Essex in the 1881 Census

Details of George Smith of Coxtons Farm, Great Canfield, Essex, England

First name(s)

George

Last name

Smith

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Widower

Gender

Male

Age

63

Birth year

1818

Occupation

Farmer Of 40 Acres Employing 1 Man

Birth town

Birth county

Essex

Birth place

England

Street

Coxtons Farm

Town

Parish

Great Canfield

County

Essex

Country

England

Registration district

Dunmow

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Dudley G

Last name

Smith

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

29

Birth year

1852

Occupation

-

Birth place

Essex, England

First name(s)

Sarah

Last name

Smith

Relationship

Sons Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

31

Birth year

1850

Occupation

-

Birth place

Great Dunmow, Essex, England

First name(s)

Edith

Last name

Smith

Relationship

Sons Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

2

Birth year

1879

Occupation

-

Birth place

Essex, England

First name(s)

Sarah

Last name

Carr

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

14

Birth year

1867

Occupation

Domestic Serv

Birth place

Takeley, 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.

See the whole Smith family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes George Smith and 4 other people

Smith family summary

NAME
George Smith
BORN
1818
BIRTH COUNTY
Essex
ADDRESS IN 1881
Great Canfield, Essex, England
An original census record
An original census record

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