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James Best in Worcestershire in the 1881 Census

Details of James Best of Holt Castle, Holt, Worcestershire, England

First name(s)

James

Last name

Best

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

44

Birth year

1837

Occupation

Land Agent & Farmer Of 1350 Acres Employ 90 Men 20 B

Birth town

Worcester

Birth county

Worcestershire

Birth place

England

Street

Holt Castle

Town

Parish

Holt

County

Worcestershire

Country

England

Registration district

Martley

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Caroline L

Last name

Best

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

41

Birth year

1840

Occupation

-

Birth place

Leigh, Worcestershire, England

First name(s)

Sophia B

Last name

Best

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

18

Birth year

1863

Occupation

-

Birth place

Beckford, Worcestershire, England

First name(s)

Jerold D

Last name

Best

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

9

Birth year

1872

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Beckford, Worcestershire, England

First name(s)

Evilelestine

Last name

Best

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

3

Birth year

1878

Occupation

-

Birth place

Holt, Worcestershire, England

First name(s)

Lewis

Last name

Best

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

3

Birth year

1878

Occupation

-

Birth place

Holt, Worcestershire, England

First name(s)

Elizabeth

Last name

Thompson

Relationship

Visitor

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

33

Birth year

1848

Occupation

Governess (Dom)

Birth place

Worcestershire, England

First name(s)

Lewesia M

Last name

Colley

Relationship

Visitor

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

11

Birth year

1870

Occupation

-

Birth place

Shropshire, England

First name(s)

Emily

Last name

Davies

Relationship

Help

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

32

Birth year

1849

Occupation

Ladies Help (Dom)

Birth place

Shropshire, England

First name(s)

Emma

Last name

Bury

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

56

Birth year

1825

Occupation

Cook (Dom)

Birth place

Herefordshire, England

First name(s)

Ann

Last name

Harding

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

18

Birth year

1863

Occupation

Housemaid

Birth place

Leominster, Sussex, England

First name(s)

Emenlia R

Last name

Payne

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

16

Birth year

1865

Occupation

-

Birth place

Worcestershire, England

First name(s)

Edward

Last name

Wiles

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

30

Birth year

1851

Occupation

Coachman (Dom)

Birth place

Leintwardine, Herefordshire, England

First name(s)

Fanny

Last name

Reynolds

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

13

Birth year

1868

Occupation

(Dom)

Birth place

Cheshire, 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 Best family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes James Best and 13 other people

Best family summary

NAME
James Best
BORN
1837
BIRTH COUNTY
Worcestershire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Holt, Worcestershire, England
An original census record
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