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Henry Scholefield in Durham in the 1881 Census

Details of Henry Scholefield of Cross Street, Dawdon, Durham, England

First name(s)

Henry

Last name

Scholefield

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

59

Birth year

1822

Occupation

Ship Owner (Nav On Shore)

Birth town

Pontefract

Birth county

Yorkshire

Birth place

England

Street

Cross Street

Town

Parish

Dawdon

County

Durham

Country

England

Registration district

Easington

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Isabella

Last name

Scholefield

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

63

Birth year

1818

Occupation

-

Birth place

Aberford, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Arabella

Last name

Scholefield

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

33

Birth year

1848

Occupation

-

Birth place

Seaham, Durham, England

First name(s)

Richard

Last name

Scholefield

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

31

Birth year

1850

Occupation

Farmer

Birth place

Seaham, Durham, England

First name(s)

Augustus

Last name

Scholefield

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

29

Birth year

1852

Occupation

Banker

Birth place

Seaham, Durham, 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 Scholefield family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Henry Scholefield and 4 other people

Scholefield family summary

NAME
Henry Scholefield
BORN
1822
BIRTH COUNTY
Yorkshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Dawdon, Durham, England
An original census record
An original census record

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