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

Details of James Morton of Roecliffe National School, Roecliffe, Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding), England

First name(s)

James

Last name

Morton

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

56

Birth year

1825

Occupation

Schoolmaster

Birth town

Holmfirth

Birth county

Yorkshire

Birth place

England

Street

Roecliffe National School

Town

Parish

Roecliffe

County

Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding)

Country

England

Registration district

Great Ouseburn

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Jane

Last name

Morton

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

51

Birth year

1830

Occupation

Schoolmistress

Birth place

Harrogate, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Joseph Henry

Last name

Morton

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

22

Birth year

1859

Occupation

Railway Telegraph Clerk

Birth place

Roecliffe, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Alice Helena Elh

Last name

Morton

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

15

Birth year

1866

Occupation

Assistant In School

Birth place

Roecliffe, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Eliza Emily

Last name

Morton

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

13

Birth year

1868

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Roecliffe, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

John Arundel James

Last name

Morton

Relationship

Grand Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

4

Birth year

1877

Occupation

-

Birth place

York, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Mary

Last name

Braithwaite

Relationship

Mother In Law

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

73

Birth year

1808

Occupation

Formerly Dress Maker

Birth place

Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Alexander Prosser

Last name

Wilson

Relationship

Visitor

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

27

Birth year

1854

Occupation

Railway Rate Clerk

Birth place

York, 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 Morton family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes James Morton and 7 other people

Morton family summary

NAME
James Morton
BORN
1825
BIRTH COUNTY
Yorkshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Roecliffe, Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding), England
An original census record
An original census record

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