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James Rootsey Challis (born 1835 in Lindsell, Essex) living in Dunmow, Essex in 1881

Details of James Rootsey Challis of Lashley Hall, Lindsell, Essex, England

First name(s)

James Rootsey

Last name

Challis

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Widower

Gender

Male

Age

46

Birth year

1835

Occupation

Farmer Of 365 Acres Employing 11 Men & 1 Boy

Birth town

Lindsell

Birth county

Essex

Birth place

England

Street

Lashley Hall

Town

Parish

Lindsell

County

Essex

Country

England

Registration district

Dunmow

All household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

James Rootsey

Last name

Challis

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Widower

Gender

Male

Age

46

Birth year

1835

Occupation

Farmer Of 365 Acres Employing 11 Men & 1 Boy

Birth place

Lindsell, Essex, England

First name(s)

Margaret Nancy

Last name

Challis

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

22

Birth year

1859

Occupation

Farmers Daughter

Birth place

Lindsell, Essex, England

First name(s)

Laura Ann

Last name

Challis

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

19

Birth year

1862

Occupation

Farmers Daughter

Birth place

Lindsell, Essex, England

First name(s)

Louisa

Last name

Challis

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

17

Birth year

1864

Occupation

Farmers Daughter

Birth place

Lindsell, Essex, England

First name(s)

Gertrude

Last name

Challis

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

14

Birth year

1867

Occupation

Farmers Daughter

Birth place

Lindsell, Essex, England

First name(s)

Prissey Anna

Last name

Challis

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

12

Birth year

1869

Occupation

Farmers Daughter

Birth place

Lindsell, Essex, England

First name(s)

Caroline

Last name

Smith

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

14

Birth year

1867

Occupation

General Servant

Birth place

Little Bardfield, Essex, England

First name(s)

Hedley

Last name

Gowers

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

19

Birth year

1862

Occupation

Farm Servant Indoors

Birth place

Essex, 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.

James Rootsey Challis (born 1835 in Lindsell, Essex) living in Dunmow, Essex in 1881

The 1881 Census return for this household includes 7 other people

An original census record

All household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

James Rootsey

Last name

Challis

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Widower

Gender

Male

Age

46

Birth year

1835

Occupation

Farmer Of 365 Acres Employing 11 Men & 1 Boy

Birth place

Lindsell, Essex, England

First name(s)

Margaret Nancy

Last name

Challis

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

22

Birth year

1859

Occupation

Farmers Daughter

Birth place

Lindsell, Essex, England

First name(s)

Laura Ann

Last name

Challis

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

19

Birth year

1862

Occupation

Farmers Daughter

Birth place

Lindsell, Essex, England

First name(s)

Louisa

Last name

Challis

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

17

Birth year

1864

Occupation

Farmers Daughter

Birth place

Lindsell, Essex, England

First name(s)

Gertrude

Last name

Challis

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

14

Birth year

1867

Occupation

Farmers Daughter

Birth place

Lindsell, Essex, England

First name(s)

Prissey Anna

Last name

Challis

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

12

Birth year

1869

Occupation

Farmers Daughter

Birth place

Lindsell, Essex, England

First name(s)

Caroline

Last name

Smith

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

14

Birth year

1867

Occupation

General Servant

Birth place

Little Bardfield, Essex, England

First name(s)

Hedley

Last name

Gowers

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

19

Birth year

1862

Occupation

Farm Servant Indoors

Birth place

Essex, England

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