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James Elphick in Sussex in the 1881 Census

Details of James Elphick of Wartling, Wartling, Sussex, England

First name(s)

James

Last name

Elphick

Relationship

Nephew

Marital status

Widower

Gender

Male

Age

55

Birth year

1826

Occupation

Labourer

Birth town

Wartling

Birth county

Sussex

Birth place

England

Street

Wartling

Town

Parish

Wartling

County

Sussex

Country

England

Registration district

Hailsham

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

John

Last name

Russell

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Widower

Gender

Male

Age

73

Birth year

1808

Occupation

Farmer 7 Acres

Birth place

Pevensey, Sussex, England

First name(s)

Philadelphia

Last name

Elphick

Relationship

Niece

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

28

Birth year

1853

Occupation

Housekeeper

Birth place

Hooe, Sussex, England

First name(s)

Charles Frank

Last name

Elphick

Relationship

Nephew

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

13

Birth year

1868

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Westham, Sussex, 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 Elphick family in this 1881 Census record

Includes James Elphick and 3 other people

NAME
James Elphick
BORN
1826
BIRTH COUNTY
Sussex
ADDRESS IN 1881
Wartling, Sussex, England
An original census record

This census includes:

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

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