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Henry Woods in Norfolk in the 1881 Census

Details of Henry Woods of Merton, Merton, Norfolk, England

First name(s)

Henry

Last name

Woods

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

57

Birth year

1824

Occupation

Land (House) Agent

Birth town

Fullerton

Birth county

Norfolk

Birth place

England

Street

Merton

Town

Parish

Merton

County

Norfolk

Country

England

Registration district

Wayland

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Mary

Last name

Woods

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

54

Birth year

1827

Occupation

-

Birth place

Belph, Derbyshire, England

First name(s)

Mary Elizabeth

Last name

Woods

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

28

Birth year

1853

Occupation

-

Birth place

Merton, Norfolk, England

First name(s)

Amy Sarah

Last name

Woods

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

13

Birth year

1868

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Merton, Norfolk, England

First name(s)

Caroline

Last name

Richardson

Relationship

Governess

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

39

Birth year

1842

Occupation

Governess (?)

Birth place

Northampton, Northamptonshire, England

First name(s)

Sarah

Last name

Platford

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

25

Birth year

1856

Occupation

Servant (Domestic)

Birth place

Carbrooke, Norfolk, England

First name(s)

Susan

Last name

Wilson

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

21

Birth year

1860

Occupation

Servant (Domestic)

Birth place

Bridgham, Norfolk, 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 Woods family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Henry Woods and 6 other people

Woods family summary

NAME
Henry Woods
BORN
1824
BIRTH COUNTY
Norfolk
ADDRESS IN 1881
Merton, Norfolk, England
An original census record
An original census record

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