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Harry Pickrell in Devon in the 1881 Census

Details of Harry Pickrell of Ordnance Survey Camp, East Bridgerule, Devon, England

First name(s)

Harry

Last name

Pickrell

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

28

Birth year

1853

Occupation

Royal Engineer & Surveyor

Birth town

Godalming

Birth county

Surrey

Birth place

England

Street

Ordnance Survey Camp

Town

Parish

East Bridgerule

County

Devon

Country

England

Registration district

Holsworthy

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Mary E

Last name

Pickrell

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

28

Birth year

1853

Occupation

Surveyors Wife

Birth place

Ripon, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Sleeman H A

Last name

Pickrell

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

1

Birth year

1880

Occupation

Surveyors Son

Birth place

Ampthill, Bedfordshire, England

First name(s)

John

Last name

Hearn

Relationship

Boarder Lodger

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

28

Birth year

1853

Occupation

Shoemaker

Birth place

Stratton, Cornwall, England

First name(s)

John S

Last name

Compton

Relationship

Boarder Lodger

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

19

Birth year

1862

Occupation

Draughtsman (Artizan)

Birth place

Southampton, Hampshire, England

First name(s)

William

Last name

Wadge

Relationship

Boarder Lodger

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

21

Birth year

1860

Occupation

Copper Miner

Birth place

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.

See the whole Pickrell family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Harry Pickrell and 5 other people

Pickrell family summary

NAME
Harry Pickrell
BORN
1853
BIRTH COUNTY
Surrey
ADDRESS IN 1881
East Bridgerule, Devon, England
An original census record
An original census record

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