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James Bonsfield in London, Middlesex in the 1881 Census

Details of James Bonsfield of 13 Tower Bldings S, Wapping, London, Middlesex, England

First name(s)

James

Last name

Bonsfield

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

54

Birth year

1827

Occupation

Labourer At Wharf

Birth town

Birth county

Essex

Birth place

England

Street

13 Tower Bldings S

Town

Parish

Wapping

County

London, Middlesex

Country

England

Registration district

Stepney

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Elizabeth

Last name

Bonsfield

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

48

Birth year

1833

Occupation

-

Birth place

St George, Middlesex, England

First name(s)

John J

Last name

Bonsfield

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

17

Birth year

1864

Occupation

Lighterman

Birth place

Shadwell, Middlesex, England

First name(s)

Elizabeth A

Last name

Bonsfield

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

11

Birth year

1870

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Ratcliff, Middlesex, England

First name(s)

Charles John

Last name

Bonsfield

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

8

Birth year

1873

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Wapping, Middlesex, England

First name(s)

Jane

Last name

Arnell

Relationship

Wifes Mother

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

72

Birth year

1809

Occupation

-

Birth place

Whitechapel, Middlesex, England

First name(s)

John

Last name

Corsan

Relationship

Boarder Lodger

Marital status

Widower

Gender

Male

Age

78

Birth year

1803

Occupation

Waterman

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 Bonsfield family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes James Bonsfield and 6 other people

Bonsfield family summary

NAME
James Bonsfield
BORN
1827
BIRTH COUNTY
Essex
ADDRESS IN 1881
Wapping, London, Middlesex, England
An original census record
An original census record

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