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

Details of James Speight of 20 Queen St East, Thornaby with South Stockton, Yorkshire, Yorkshire (North Riding), England

First name(s)

James

Last name

Speight

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

53

Birth year

1828

Occupation

Potter

Birth town

Leeds

Birth county

Yorkshire

Birth place

England

Street

20 Queen St East

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)

Mary

Last name

Speight

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

53

Birth year

1828

Occupation

-

Birth place

Sunderland, Durham, England

First name(s)

Elizabeth

Last name

Speight

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

28

Birth year

1853

Occupation

Warehouse Woman Pottery

Birth place

Gateshead, Durham, England

First name(s)

William

Last name

Speight

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

26

Birth year

1855

Occupation

Labourer Ironworks

Birth place

Gateshead, Durham, England

First name(s)

Joseph

Last name

Speight

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

24

Birth year

1857

Occupation

Pudler

Birth place

Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Thomas

Last name

Speight

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

16

Birth year

1865

Occupation

Laborer Bottleworks

Birth place

Thornby, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Maria

Last name

Speight

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

14

Birth year

1867

Occupation

Dipper At Pottery

Birth place

Thornby, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Alfred

Last name

Speight

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

12

Birth year

1869

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Thornby, 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 Speight family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes James Speight and 7 other people

Speight family summary

NAME
James Speight
BORN
1828
BIRTH COUNTY
Yorkshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Thornaby with South Stockton, Yorkshire, Yorkshire (North Riding), England
An original census record
An original census record

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