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James Richards in Cornwall in the 1881 Census

Details of James Richards of Tregrenna, Altarnon, Cornwall, England

First name(s)

James

Last name

Richards

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

42

Birth year

1839

Occupation

Farmer (Of 114 Acres Employing 1 Laborer)

Birth town

Germoe

Birth county

Cornwall

Birth place

England

Street

Tregrenna

Town

Parish

Altarnon

County

Cornwall

Country

England

Registration district

Launceston

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Mary J

Last name

Richards

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

33

Birth year

1848

Occupation

Farmers Wife

Birth place

Cornwall, England

First name(s)

James John

Last name

Richards

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

9

Birth year

1872

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Linkinhorne, Cornwall, England

First name(s)

Charles

Last name

Richards

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

7

Birth year

1874

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Linkinhorne, Cornwall, England

First name(s)

Alfred

Last name

Richards

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

5

Birth year

1876

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Altarnun, Cornwall, England

First name(s)

Winifred M

Last name

Richards

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

2

Birth year

1879

Occupation

Farmers Daughter

Birth place

Altarnun, Cornwall, England

First name(s)

Freddy

Last name

Richards

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

0

Birth year

1881

Occupation

Farmers Son

Birth place

Altarnun, Cornwall, England

First name(s)

Mary Ann

Last name

Harper

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

26

Birth year

1855

Occupation

General Serv (Domestic)

Birth place

Altarnun, Cornwall, England

First name(s)

Henry

Last name

Wadge

Relationship

Boy Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

15

Birth year

1866

Occupation

Farm Serv (Indoors)

Birth place

Altarnun, Cornwall, 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 Richards family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes James Richards and 8 other people

Richards family summary

NAME
James Richards
BORN
1839
BIRTH COUNTY
Cornwall
ADDRESS IN 1881
Altarnon, Cornwall, England
An original census record
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