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James Seldon in Cornwall in the 1881 Census

Details of James Seldon of Trevivian, Davidstow, Cornwall, England

First name(s)

James

Last name

Seldon

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

61

Birth year

1820

Occupation

Farmer Of 157 Acres Employing 2 Men

Birth town

Pyworthy

Birth county

Devon

Birth place

England

Street

Trevivian

Town

Parish

Davidstow

County

Cornwall

Country

England

Registration district

Camelford

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Ann

Last name

Seldon

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

52

Birth year

1829

Occupation

Farmers Wife

Birth place

Cornwall, England

First name(s)

William

Last name

Seldon

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

27

Birth year

1854

Occupation

Farmers Son

Birth place

Michaelstow, Cornwall, England

First name(s)

William

Last name

Werrin

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

22

Birth year

1859

Occupation

Farm Serv (Indoor)

Birth place

Trewen, Cornwall, England

First name(s)

Richard

Last name

Ham

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

23

Birth year

1858

Occupation

Farm Serv (Indoor)

Birth place

Davidstow, Cornwall, England

First name(s)

Grace

Last name

Cowling

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

20

Birth year

1861

Occupation

Gen Serv Domestic

Birth place

Minster, 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 Seldon family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes James Seldon and 5 other people

Seldon family summary

NAME
James Seldon
BORN
1820
BIRTH COUNTY
Devon
ADDRESS IN 1881
Davidstow, Cornwall, England
An original census record
An original census record

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