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George Wilson in Glamorganshire in the 1881 Census

Details of George Wilson of 17 Brook Street, Swansea (Town), Glamorganshire, Wales

First name(s)

George

Last name

Wilson

Relationship

Boarder

Marital status

Widower

Gender

Male

Age

50

Birth year

1831

Occupation

Rag Merchant

Birth town

Birth county

Birth place

Ireland

Street

17 Brook Street

Town

Parish

Swansea (Town)

County

Glamorganshire

Country

Wales

Registration district

Swansea

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Johannah

Last name

McCarthy

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

33

Birth year

1848

Occupation

Householder

Birth place

Ireland

First name(s)

Johannah

Last name

McCarthy

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

16

Birth year

1865

Occupation

Serv (Unemployed)

Birth place

Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales

First name(s)

Mary

Last name

McCarthy

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

15

Birth year

1866

Occupation

Serv (Unemployed)

Birth place

Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales

First name(s)

Edward

Last name

McCarthy

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

12

Birth year

1869

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales

First name(s)

Margaret

Last name

McCarthy

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

11

Birth year

1870

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales

First name(s)

Ellen

Last name

McCarthy

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

9

Birth year

1872

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales

First name(s)

Bridget

Last name

McCarthy

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

7

Birth year

1874

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales

First name(s)

Catherine

Last name

McCarthy

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

5

Birth year

1876

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales

First name(s)

Elizabeth

Last name

McCarthy

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

2

Birth year

1879

Occupation

-

Birth place

Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales

First name(s)

John

Last name

Sheppard

Relationship

Boarder

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

19

Birth year

1862

Occupation

General Labourer (Unemployed)

Birth place

Plymouth, Devon, England

First name(s)

James

Last name

Rees

Relationship

Boarder

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

46

Birth year

1835

Occupation

Rag Merchant

Birth place

Pembroke, Pembrokeshire, Wales

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 Wilson
BORN
1831
BIRTH COUNTY
-
ADDRESS IN 1881
Swansea (Town), Glamorganshire, Wales
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  • Occupations
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