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Jacob Nelson in London, Middlesex in the 1881 Census

Details of Jacob Nelson of 34 St George Street, St George in the East, London, Middlesex, England

First name(s)

Jacob

Last name

Nelson

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

44

Birth year

1837

Occupation

Boarding House Master

Birth town

Birth county

Birth place

Norway

Street

34 St George Street

Town

Parish

St George in the East

County

London, Middlesex

Country

England

Registration district

St George in the East

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Martin

Last name

Hansons

Relationship

Boarder

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

26

Birth year

1855

Occupation

Sailor (Seaman)

Birth place

Denmark

First name(s)

Arthur

Last name

Landz

Relationship

Boarder

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

33

Birth year

1848

Occupation

Sailor

Birth place

Sweden

First name(s)

John

Last name

Peabody

Relationship

Boarder

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

34

Birth year

1847

Occupation

Sailor

Birth place

London, Middlesex, England

First name(s)

Louisa

Last name

Benstead

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

26

Birth year

1855

Occupation

Domestic Servant

Birth place

London, Middlesex, 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 Nelson family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Jacob Nelson and 4 other people

Nelson family summary

NAME
Jacob Nelson
BORN
1837
BIRTH COUNTY
-
ADDRESS IN 1881
St George in the East, London, Middlesex, England
An original census record
An original census record

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