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James Donovan in London, Middlesex in the 1881 Census

Details of James Donovan of 43 Queen Ann Street, Whitechapel, London, Middlesex, England

First name(s)

James

Last name

Donovan

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

50

Birth year

1831

Occupation

Labourer

Birth town

Cork

Birth county

Cork

Birth place

Ireland

Street

43 Queen Ann Street

Town

Parish

Whitechapel

County

London, Middlesex

Country

England

Registration district

Whitechapel

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Julia

Last name

Donovan

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

47

Birth year

1834

Occupation

-

Birth place

Cork, Cork, Ireland

First name(s)

John

Last name

Donovan

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

20

Birth year

1861

Occupation

Labourer

Birth place

Whitechapel, Middlesex, England

First name(s)

James

Last name

Donovan

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

18

Birth year

1863

Occupation

Warehouseman

Birth place

Whitechapel, Middlesex, England

First name(s)

Michael

Last name

Donovan

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

17

Birth year

1864

Occupation

Guard (Riways)

Birth place

Whitechapel, Middlesex, England

First name(s)

James

Last name

Sullivan

Relationship

Lodger

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

18

Birth year

1863

Occupation

Labourer

Birth place

Whitechapel, Middlesex, England

First name(s)

Mary

Last name

Sweedney

Relationship

Lodger

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

21

Birth year

1860

Occupation

Provis Asst

Birth place

Whitechapel, 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 Donovan family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes James Donovan and 6 other people

Donovan family summary

NAME
James Donovan
BORN
1831
BIRTH COUNTY
Cork
ADDRESS IN 1881
Whitechapel, London, Middlesex, England
An original census record
An original census record

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