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James Ashcroft in Worcestershire in the 1881 Census

Details of James Ashcroft of 7 Birmingham Street, Stourbridge, Worcestershire, England

First name(s)

James

Last name

Ashcroft

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

57

Birth year

1824

Occupation

Carrier

Birth town

Kidderminster

Birth county

Worcestershire

Birth place

England

Street

7 Birmingham Street

Town

Parish

Stourbridge

County

Worcestershire

Country

England

Registration district

Stourbridge

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Priscilla

Last name

Ashcroft

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

53

Birth year

1828

Occupation

-

Birth place

Kidderminster, Worcestershire, England

First name(s)

John Hy

Last name

Tidmarsh

Relationship

Adopted Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

14

Birth year

1867

Occupation

Book Binder

Birth place

Stourbridge, Worcestershire, England

First name(s)

Charlotte

Last name

Waymouth

Relationship

Lodger

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

22

Birth year

1859

Occupation

Works In Brick Yard

Birth place

Stourbridge, Worcestershire, England

First name(s)

Frank

Last name

Waymouth

Relationship

Son Lodger

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

1

Birth year

1880

Occupation

-

Birth place

Stourbridge, Worcestershire, 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 Ashcroft family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes James Ashcroft and 4 other people

Ashcroft family summary

NAME
James Ashcroft
BORN
1824
BIRTH COUNTY
Worcestershire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Stourbridge, Worcestershire, England
An original census record
An original census record

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