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James Gallagher in Durham in the 1881 Census

Details of James Gallagher of Pimlico Street, Stranton, Durham, England

First name(s)

James

Last name

Gallagher

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

48

Birth year

1833

Occupation

Labourer

Birth town

Birth county

Sligo

Birth place

Ireland

Street

Pimlico Street

Town

Parish

Stranton

County

Durham

Country

England

Registration district

Hartlepool

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Mary Ann

Last name

Gallagher

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

46

Birth year

1835

Occupation

Wife To Labourer

Birth place

Stockton, Durham, England

First name(s)

Edward

Last name

Gallagher

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

20

Birth year

1861

Occupation

Labourer

Birth place

Durham, England

First name(s)

Christy

Last name

Gallagher

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

17

Birth year

1864

Occupation

Apprentice Plater (Ship)

Birth place

Durham, England

First name(s)

Michael

Last name

Gallagher

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

14

Birth year

1867

Occupation

Out Of Employment

Birth place

Durham, England

First name(s)

Thomas

Last name

Gallagher

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

12

Birth year

1869

Occupation

Schoolar

Birth place

Durham, England

First name(s)

Catherine

Last name

Gallagher

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

6

Birth year

1875

Occupation

Schoolar

Birth place

Durham, England

First name(s)

Brine

Last name

Kelby

Relationship

Lodger

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

22

Birth year

1859

Occupation

Farm Servant

Birth place

Armagh, Ireland

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 Gallagher family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes James Gallagher and 7 other people

Gallagher family summary

NAME
James Gallagher
BORN
1833
BIRTH COUNTY
Sligo
ADDRESS IN 1881
Stranton, Durham, England
An original census record
An original census record

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