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James Boyd in Durham in the 1881 Census

Details of James Boyd of 8 Armitage Street, Bishop Wearmouth, Durham, England

First name(s)

James

Last name

Boyd

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

58

Birth year

1823

Occupation

Boiler Maker

Birth town

Ayr

Birth county

Ayrshire

Birth place

Scotland

Street

8 Armitage Street

Town

Parish

Bishop Wearmouth

County

Durham

Country

England

Registration district

Sunderland

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Ann

Last name

Boyd

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

60

Birth year

1821

Occupation

-

Birth place

Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

First name(s)

Andrew

Last name

Chambers

Relationship

Boarder

Marital status

Widower

Gender

Male

Age

41

Birth year

1840

Occupation

Iron Dresser

Birth place

Fife, Scotland

First name(s)

Angus

Last name

Muir

Relationship

Boarder

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

23

Birth year

1858

Occupation

Joiner

Birth place

Argyllshire, Scotland

First name(s)

William

Last name

Aitken

Relationship

Boarder

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

17

Birth year

1864

Occupation

Apprentice Plater

Birth place

West Hartlepool, Durham, 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.

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See the whole Boyd family in this 1881 Census record

Includes James Boyd and 4 other people

NAME
James Boyd
BORN
1823
BIRTH COUNTY
Ayrshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Bishop Wearmouth, Durham, England
An original census record

This census includes:

  • Details of all household members
  • Birth dates & locations
  • Occupations
  • Full house address

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