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James Harris in London, Essex in the 1881 Census

Details of James Harris of 2 Emily Street, West Ham, London, Essex, England

First name(s)

James

Last name

Harris

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

6

Birth year

1875

Occupation

Birth town

Canning Town

Birth county

Essex

Birth place

England

Street

2 Emily Street

Town

Parish

West Ham

County

London, Essex

Country

England

Registration district

West Ham

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

James

Last name

Harris

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

56

Birth year

1825

Occupation

Labourer Dock

Birth place

Pembrokeshire, Wales

First name(s)

Margaret

Last name

Harris

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

35

Birth year

1846

Occupation

-

Birth place

Poplar, Middlesex, England

First name(s)

Thomas

Last name

Harris

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

13

Birth year

1868

Occupation

-

Birth place

Canning Town, Essex, England

First name(s)

Sarah

Last name

Harris

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

4

Birth year

1877

Occupation

-

Birth place

Canning Town, Essex, England

First name(s)

William

Last name

Harris

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

2

Birth year

1879

Occupation

-

Birth place

Canning Town, Essex, England

First name(s)

David

Last name

Augustus

Relationship

Boarder

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

44

Birth year

1837

Occupation

Ship Carpenter

Birth place

Cardiganshire, Wales

First name(s)

John

Last name

Thompson

Relationship

Lodger

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

42

Birth year

1839

Occupation

Coal Porter ((Railway))

Birth place

Greenwich, Kent, England

First name(s)

Maria

Last name

Thompson

Relationship

Ls Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

34

Birth year

1847

Occupation

-

Birth place

Barking, Essex, England

First name(s)

William

Last name

Thompson

Relationship

Lods Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

14

Birth year

1867

Occupation

-

Birth place

Barking, Essex, England

First name(s)

Alfred

Last name

Thompson

Relationship

Lods Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

5

Birth year

1876

Occupation

-

Birth place

Plaistow, Essex, England

First name(s)

Elizabeth R

Last name

Thompson

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

0

Birth year

1881

Occupation

-

Birth place

Plaistow, Essex, England

First name(s)

Daniel H

Last name

Thompson

Relationship

Lodger

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

27

Birth year

1854

Occupation

Smith

Birth place

London, Middlesex, England

First name(s)

Jane

Last name

Thompson

Relationship

Ls Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

22

Birth year

1859

Occupation

-

Birth place

London, 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.

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NAME
James Harris
BORN
1875
BIRTH COUNTY
Essex
ADDRESS IN 1881
West Ham, London, Essex, England
An original census record

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  • Birth dates & locations
  • Occupations
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