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Hugh Oxenham in Devon in the 1881 Census

Details of Hugh Oxenham of Gustland, Buckland-Brewer, Devon, England

First name(s)

Hugh

Last name

Oxenham

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

36

Birth year

1845

Occupation

Farmer Of 239 Acres Employing 5 Labourers

Birth town

East Putford

Birth county

Devon

Birth place

England

Street

Gustland

Town

Parish

Buckland-Brewer

County

Devon

Country

England

Registration district

Bideford

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Mary

Last name

Oxenham

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

27

Birth year

1854

Occupation

Farmers Wife

Birth place

Parkham, Devon, England

First name(s)

John

Last name

Oxenham

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

1

Birth year

1880

Occupation

Farmers Son

Birth place

Buckland Brewer, Devon, England

First name(s)

Mary A

Last name

Oxenham

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

0

Birth year

1881

Occupation

-

Birth place

Buckland Brewer, Devon, England

First name(s)

Betsey A

Last name

Heal

Relationship

Visitor

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

23

Birth year

1858

Occupation

Farmers Daur

Birth place

Alwington, Devon, England

First name(s)

John

Last name

Jefford

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

21

Birth year

1860

Occupation

Farm Serv

Birth place

Buckland Brewer, Devon, England

First name(s)

John

Last name

Kent

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

16

Birth year

1865

Occupation

Farm Serv

Birth place

Buckland Brewer, Devon, England

First name(s)

George

Last name

Hearn

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

14

Birth year

1867

Occupation

Farm Serv

Birth place

Buckland Brewer, Devon, England

First name(s)

Susan

Last name

Hartnell

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

19

Birth year

1862

Occupation

Dairy Maid (Ag)

Birth place

Sutcombe, Devon, England

First name(s)

Bessy

Last name

Kent

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

14

Birth year

1867

Occupation

Childs Maid

Birth place

Buckland Brewer, 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 Oxenham family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Hugh Oxenham and 9 other people

Oxenham family summary

NAME
Hugh Oxenham
BORN
1845
BIRTH COUNTY
Devon
ADDRESS IN 1881
Buckland-Brewer, Devon, England
An original census record
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