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James Thorley in Cheshire in the 1881 Census

Details of James Thorley of Withington Green, Lower Withington, Cheshire, England

First name(s)

James

Last name

Thorley

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Widower

Gender

Male

Age

58

Birth year

1823

Occupation

Farmer Of 64 Acres

Birth town

Sandbach

Birth county

Cheshire

Birth place

England

Street

Withington Green

Town

Parish

Lower Withington

County

Cheshire

Country

England

Registration district

Macclesfield

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Mary Ann

Last name

Roylance

Relationship

Sister

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

49

Birth year

1832

Occupation

Farmers Sister Housekeeper

Birth place

Cranage, Cheshire, England

First name(s)

George

Last name

Thorley

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

28

Birth year

1853

Occupation

Farmers Son

Birth place

Lower Peover, Cheshire, England

First name(s)

Joseph

Last name

Thorley

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

25

Birth year

1856

Occupation

Farmers Son

Birth place

Lower Peover, Cheshire, England

First name(s)

Thomas

Last name

Thorley

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

22

Birth year

1859

Occupation

Farmers Son

Birth place

Goostrey, Cheshire, England

First name(s)

Sarah Ann

Last name

Thorley

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

20

Birth year

1861

Occupation

Farmers Daur

Birth place

Goostrey, Cheshire, England

First name(s)

Ellen

Last name

Thorley

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

17

Birth year

1864

Occupation

Farmers Daur

Birth place

Alsager, Cheshire, England

First name(s)

Elizabeth

Last name

Thorley

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

14

Birth year

1867

Occupation

Farmers Daur

Birth place

Lower Withington, Cheshire, 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.

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See the whole Thorley family in this 1881 Census record

Includes James Thorley and 7 other people

NAME
James Thorley
BORN
1823
BIRTH COUNTY
Cheshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Lower Withington, Cheshire, England
An original census record

This census includes:

  • Details of all household members
  • Birth dates & locations
  • Occupations
  • Full house address

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