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Henry Hancock in Somerset in the 1881 Census

Details of Henry Hancock of Apthorp Villa, Weston, Somerset, England

First name(s)

Henry

Last name

Hancock

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

60

Birth year

1821

Occupation

Magistrate

Birth town

Burnham

Birth county

Buckinghamshire

Birth place

England

Street

Apthorp Villa

Town

Parish

Weston

County

Somerset

Country

England

Registration district

Bath

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Sarah Sortain

Last name

Hancock

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

61

Birth year

1820

Occupation

-

Birth place

Bath, Somerset, England

First name(s)

Henry John

Last name

Hancock

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

34

Birth year

1847

Occupation

Retired Merchant

Birth place

Bath, Somerset, England

First name(s)

Edwin Sydney

Last name

Hancock

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

29

Birth year

1852

Occupation

Farmer Of 337 Acres Employing 7 Men And 3 Boys

Birth place

Bath, Somerset, England

First name(s)

Elizabeth Jane

Last name

Sheppard

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

23

Birth year

1858

Occupation

Domestic

Birth place

Gloucestershire, England

First name(s)

Annie Matilda

Last name

Phillips

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

25

Birth year

1856

Occupation

Domestic

Birth place

Banwell, Somerset, England

First name(s)

Alexander Charles

Last name

Harkness

Relationship

Visitor

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

19

Birth year

1862

Occupation

Medical Student

Birth place

India

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 Hancock family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Henry Hancock and 6 other people

Hancock family summary

NAME
Henry Hancock
BORN
1821
BIRTH COUNTY
Buckinghamshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Weston, Somerset, England
An original census record
An original census record

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