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George Willcocks in Devon in the 1881 Census

Details of George Willcocks of 17 Chapel St New Cottages, Buckfastleigh, Devon, England

First name(s)

George

Last name

Willcocks

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

34

Birth year

1847

Occupation

Waggoner

Birth town

Buckfastleigh

Birth county

Devon

Birth place

England

Street

17 Chapel St New Cottages

Town

Parish

Buckfastleigh

County

Devon

Country

England

Registration district

Totnes

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Susan

Last name

Willcocks

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

30

Birth year

1851

Occupation

-

Birth place

Buckfastleigh, Devon, England

First name(s)

William

Last name

Willcocks

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

12

Birth year

1869

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Buckfastleigh, Devon, England

First name(s)

Mary A

Last name

Willcocks

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

10

Birth year

1871

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Buckfastleigh, Devon, England

First name(s)

Elizabeth

Last name

Willcocks

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

7

Birth year

1874

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Buckfastleigh, Devon, England

First name(s)

John

Last name

Willcocks

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

4

Birth year

1877

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Buckfastleigh, Devon, England

First name(s)

Bessie

Last name

Willcocks

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

1

Birth year

1880

Occupation

-

Birth place

Buckfastleigh, Devon, England

First name(s)

Henry

Last name

Joint

Relationship

Brother In Law

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

25

Birth year

1856

Occupation

Ag Lab

Birth place

Buckfastleigh, Devon, England

First name(s)

Rosina

Last name

Joint

Relationship

Sister In Law

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

23

Birth year

1858

Occupation

Serge Burler

Birth place

Buckfastleigh, 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.

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NAME
George Willcocks
BORN
1847
BIRTH COUNTY
Devon
ADDRESS IN 1881
Buckfastleigh, Devon, England
An original census record

This census includes:

  • Details of all household members
  • Birth dates & locations
  • Occupations
  • Full house address

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