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James Porteous in Yorkshire, Yorkshire (North Riding) in the 1881 Census

Details of James Porteous of 92 Thornaby Road, Thornaby with South Stockton, Yorkshire, Yorkshire (North Riding), England

First name(s)

James

Last name

Porteous

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

37

Birth year

1844

Occupation

Potter

Birth town

Birth county

Birth place

Scotland

Street

92 Thornaby Road

Town

Parish

Thornaby with South Stockton

County

Yorkshire, Yorkshire (North Riding)

Country

England

Registration district

Middlesbrough

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Ann

Last name

Porteous

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

37

Birth year

1844

Occupation

-

Birth place

Scotland

First name(s)

John

Last name

Porteous

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

13

Birth year

1868

Occupation

Potter

Birth place

Sunderland, Durham, England

First name(s)

Mary E

Last name

Porteous

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

8

Birth year

1873

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Leeds, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

George

Last name

Porteous

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

5

Birth year

1876

Occupation

-

Birth place

Leeds, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

William

Last name

Porteous

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

2

Birth year

1879

Occupation

-

Birth place

Leeds, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Thomas

Last name

Porteous

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

0

Birth year

1881

Occupation

-

Birth place

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 Porteous family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes James Porteous and 6 other people

Porteous family summary

NAME
James Porteous
BORN
1844
BIRTH COUNTY
-
ADDRESS IN 1881
Thornaby with South Stockton, Yorkshire, Yorkshire (North Riding), England
An original census record
An original census record

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