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James Ballance in Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding) in the 1881 Census

Details of James Ballance of 4 Severns View, Acomb, Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding), England

First name(s)

James

Last name

Ballance

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Widower

Gender

Male

Age

66

Birth year

1815

Occupation

Cordwainer

Birth town

Acomb

Birth county

Yorkshire

Birth place

England

Street

4 Severns View

Town

Parish

Acomb

County

Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding)

Country

England

Registration district

Great Ouseburn

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Esther Jane

Last name

Ballance

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

27

Birth year

1854

Occupation

Housekeeper

Birth place

Acomb, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Esther E W

Last name

Ralther

Relationship

Niece

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

12

Birth year

1869

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Gate Helmsley, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Henry

Last name

Stead

Relationship

Boarder

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

29

Birth year

1852

Occupation

Gardener (Nd)

Birth place

Hunslet, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Samuel T

Last name

Foreman

Relationship

Boarder

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

28

Birth year

1853

Occupation

Commercial Traveller

Birth place

Newcastle on Tyne, Northumberland, England

First name(s)

John

Last name

Kirk

Relationship

Visitor

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

23

Birth year

1858

Occupation

Gardener (Nd)

Birth place

Acomb, Yorkshire, 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 Ballance family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes James Ballance and 5 other people

Ballance family summary

NAME
James Ballance
BORN
1815
BIRTH COUNTY
Yorkshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Acomb, Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding), England
An original census record
An original census record

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