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Henry Bowker in Cheshire in the 1881 Census

Details of Henry Bowker of South Oak Lane, Fulshaw, Cheshire, England

First name(s)

Henry

Last name

Bowker

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

15

Birth year

1866

Occupation

((Blacksmith)) (No Occ)

Birth town

Birth county

Cheshire

Birth place

England

Street

South Oak Lane

Town

Parish

Fulshaw

County

Cheshire

Country

England

Registration district

Altrincham

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Thomas

Last name

Bowker

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

64

Birth year

1817

Occupation

Gardener (Dom)

Birth place

Cheshire, England

First name(s)

Sarah

Last name

Bowker

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

53

Birth year

1828

Occupation

-

Birth place

Morley, Cheshire, England

First name(s)

William

Last name

Bowker

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

29

Birth year

1852

Occupation

Labourer

Birth place

Cheshire, England

First name(s)

Peter

Last name

Bowker

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

25

Birth year

1856

Occupation

Labourer

Birth place

Cheshire, England

First name(s)

Thomas

Last name

Bowker

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

17

Birth year

1864

Occupation

Under Gardener (Dom)

Birth place

Cheshire, 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
Henry Bowker
BORN
1866
BIRTH COUNTY
Cheshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Fulshaw, Cheshire, England
An original census record

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  • Birth dates & locations
  • Occupations
  • Full house address

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