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Godfrey Goodman in Essex in the 1881 Census

Details of Godfrey Goodman of The Rectory, Fairsted, Essex, England

First name(s)

Godfrey

Last name

Goodman

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

58

Birth year

1823

Occupation

Rector Of Fairsted

Birth town

St Giles

Birth county

Middlesex

Birth place

England

Street

The Rectory

Town

Parish

Fairsted

County

Essex

Country

England

Registration district

Braintree

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Francis A

Last name

Goodman

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

50

Birth year

1831

Occupation

Rectors Wife

Birth place

Bath, Somerset, England

First name(s)

Eliza

Last name

Halls

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

53

Birth year

1828

Occupation

Cook Domes Serv

Birth place

Rayleigh, Essex, England

First name(s)

Emma

Last name

Waylett

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

16

Birth year

1865

Occupation

House Maid Domes Serv

Birth place

Braintree, Essex, England

First name(s)

Sarah J

Last name

Joyce

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

14

Birth year

1867

Occupation

Kitchen Maid Domes Serv

Birth place

Terling, 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 Goodman family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Godfrey Goodman and 4 other people

Goodman family summary

NAME
Godfrey Goodman
BORN
1823
BIRTH COUNTY
Middlesex
ADDRESS IN 1881
Fairsted, Essex, England
An original census record
An original census record

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