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Jabez Shaw in Sussex in the 1881 Census

Details of Jabez Shaw of 27 High Street, Lewes St Thomas in the Cliffe, Sussex, England

First name(s)

Jabez

Last name

Shaw

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Widower

Gender

Male

Age

47

Birth year

1834

Occupation

Grocer & Tea Dealer Employing 2 Men

Birth town

City of London

Birth county

Middlesex

Birth place

England

Street

27 High Street

Town

Parish

Lewes St Thomas in the Cliffe

County

Sussex

Country

England

Registration district

Lewes

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Martha

Last name

Shaw

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

18

Birth year

1863

Occupation

-

Birth place

Lewes, Sussex, England

First name(s)

Jabez

Last name

Shaw

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

14

Birth year

1867

Occupation

-

Birth place

Lewes, Sussex, England

First name(s)

Jane

Last name

Shaw

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

11

Birth year

1870

Occupation

-

Birth place

Lewes, Sussex, England

First name(s)

Emma

Last name

Shaw

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

9

Birth year

1872

Occupation

-

Birth place

Lewes, Sussex, England

First name(s)

John

Last name

Guy

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

28

Birth year

1853

Occupation

Grocers Assistant

Birth place

East Hoathly, Sussex, England

First name(s)

Esther

Last name

Peares

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

22

Birth year

1859

Occupation

General Servant Domestic

Birth place

Lewes, Sussex, 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 Shaw family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Jabez Shaw and 6 other people

Shaw family summary

NAME
Jabez Shaw
BORN
1834
BIRTH COUNTY
Middlesex
ADDRESS IN 1881
Lewes St Thomas in the Cliffe, Sussex, England
An original census record
An original census record

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