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James Congdon in Cornwall in the 1881 Census

Details of James Congdon of Penfound, Poundstock, Cornwall, England

First name(s)

James

Last name

Congdon

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

60

Birth year

1821

Occupation

Farmer 27 Acres

Birth town

Stratton

Birth county

Cornwall

Birth place

England

Street

Penfound

Town

Parish

Poundstock

County

Cornwall

Country

England

Registration district

Stratton

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Cecilia

Last name

Congdon

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

51

Birth year

1830

Occupation

-

Birth place

South Hill, Cornwall, England

First name(s)

Edward R

Last name

Congdon

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

21

Birth year

1860

Occupation

(Farmers Son)

Birth place

Poundstock, Cornwall, England

First name(s)

James C

Last name

Congdon

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

20

Birth year

1861

Occupation

(Farmers Son)

Birth place

Poundstock, Cornwall, England

First name(s)

William J

Last name

Congdon

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

17

Birth year

1864

Occupation

(Farmers Son)

Birth place

Poundstock, Cornwall, England

First name(s)

Cecilia C

Last name

Congdon

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

16

Birth year

1865

Occupation

-

Birth place

Poundstock, Cornwall, England

First name(s)

Caroline C

Last name

Congdon

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

13

Birth year

1868

Occupation

-

Birth place

Poundstock, Cornwall, England

First name(s)

Alice B

Last name

Congdon

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

10

Birth year

1871

Occupation

-

Birth place

Poundstock, Cornwall, England

First name(s)

Jane

Last name

Congdon

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

34

Birth year

1847

Occupation

General Servt.

Birth place

Poundstock, Cornwall, 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 Congdon family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes James Congdon and 8 other people

Congdon family summary

NAME
James Congdon
BORN
1821
BIRTH COUNTY
Cornwall
ADDRESS IN 1881
Poundstock, Cornwall, England
An original census record
An original census record

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