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James Holmes in Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding) in the 1881 Census

Details of James Holmes of Cragg End, Farnhill, Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding), England

First name(s)

James

Last name

Holmes

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

60

Birth year

1821

Occupation

Road Contractor

Birth town

Kildwick

Birth county

Yorkshire

Birth place

England

Street

Cragg End

Town

Parish

Farnhill

County

Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding)

Country

England

Registration district

Skipton

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Sarah

Last name

Holmes

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

55

Birth year

1826

Occupation

Jobber In Spinning Mill

Birth place

Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Hudson

Last name

Holmes

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

16

Birth year

1865

Occupation

Jobber Worsted In Spinning Mill

Birth place

Kildwick, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Julia

Last name

Holmes

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

14

Birth year

1867

Occupation

Scholar Worsted Spinner

Birth place

Kildwick, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Ernest

Last name

Holmes

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

12

Birth year

1869

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Kildwick, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Clarence

Last name

Holmes

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

8

Birth year

1873

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Kildwick, Yorkshire, 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 Holmes family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes James Holmes and 5 other people

Holmes family summary

NAME
James Holmes
BORN
1821
BIRTH COUNTY
Yorkshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Farnhill, Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding), England
An original census record
An original census record

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