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James Higgs in Worcestershire in the 1881 Census

Details of James Higgs of 35 Coventry Street, Stourbridge, Worcestershire, England

First name(s)

James

Last name

Higgs

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

31

Birth year

1850

Occupation

Licensed Victualer

Birth town

Stourbridge

Birth county

Worcestershire

Birth place

England

Street

35 Coventry Street

Town

Parish

Stourbridge

County

Worcestershire

Country

England

Registration district

Stourbridge

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Thomas

Last name

Higgs

Relationship

Brother

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

26

Birth year

1855

Occupation

Skinner

Birth place

Stourbridge, Worcestershire, England

First name(s)

Henry

Last name

Stephen

Relationship

Boarder

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

46

Birth year

1835

Occupation

Tailor

Birth place

Worcester, Worcestershire, England

First name(s)

Ebysher

Last name

Kettley

Relationship

Boarder

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

23

Birth year

1858

Occupation

Labourer

Birth place

Stourbridge, Worcestershire, England

First name(s)

Thomas

Last name

Edge

Relationship

Boarder

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

27

Birth year

1854

Occupation

Tailor

Birth place

Hanley, Staffordshire, England

First name(s)

Joseph

Last name

Timmins

Relationship

Boarder

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

40

Birth year

1841

Occupation

Spade Maker

Birth place

Stourbridge, Worcestershire, England

First name(s)

William

Last name

Broome

Relationship

Boarder

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

34

Birth year

1847

Occupation

Groom

Birth place

Stourbridge, Worcestershire, 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 Higgs family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes James Higgs and 6 other people

Higgs family summary

NAME
James Higgs
BORN
1850
BIRTH COUNTY
Worcestershire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Stourbridge, Worcestershire, England
An original census record
An original census record

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