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James Townsend in Hertfordshire in the 1881 Census

Details of James Townsend of Coach & Horses High Street, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England

First name(s)

James

Last name

Townsend

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

52

Birth year

1829

Occupation

Blacksmith & Publican

Birth town

Harpenden

Birth county

Hertfordshire

Birth place

England

Street

Coach & Horses High Street

Town

Parish

Hemel Hempstead

County

Hertfordshire

Country

England

Registration district

Hemel Hempstead

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Hannah

Last name

Townsend

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

53

Birth year

1828

Occupation

Landlady

Birth place

Harpenden, Hertfordshire, England

First name(s)

Sarah Ann

Last name

Townsend

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

21

Birth year

1860

Occupation

Barmaid (Inn)

Birth place

Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England

First name(s)

Frederic

Last name

Townsend

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

19

Birth year

1862

Occupation

Bricklayers Laborer

Birth place

Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England

First name(s)

Louisa

Last name

Townsend

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

17

Birth year

1864

Occupation

Serv Domestic Out Of Employ

Birth place

Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England

First name(s)

Elizabeth

Last name

Townsend

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

15

Birth year

1866

Occupation

Dressmaker

Birth place

Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England

First name(s)

Richard C

Last name

Wescomb

Relationship

Boarder

Marital status

Widower

Gender

Male

Age

57

Birth year

1824

Occupation

Tailor

Birth place

Exeter, Devon, England

First name(s)

William

Last name

Carr

Relationship

Boarder

Marital status

Widower

Gender

Male

Age

46

Birth year

1835

Occupation

Shoemaker

Birth place

Northampton, Northamptonshire, England

First name(s)

Daniel

Last name

Green

Relationship

Boarder

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

50

Birth year

1831

Occupation

General Laborer

Birth place

Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England

First name(s)

John

Last name

Baldwin

Relationship

Boarder

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

40

Birth year

1841

Occupation

General Laborer

Birth place

Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England

First name(s)

William

Last name

Mitchell

Relationship

Boarder

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

36

Birth year

1845

Occupation

General Laborer

Birth place

Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England

First name(s)

Daniel

Last name

Freeman

Relationship

Boarder

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

34

Birth year

1847

Occupation

General Laborer

Birth place

Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England

First name(s)

Henry

Last name

Pride

Relationship

Boarder Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

32

Birth year

1849

Occupation

General Laborer

Birth place

St Albans, Hertfordshire, England

First name(s)

Mary

Last name

Pride

Relationship

Boarder Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

30

Birth year

1851

Occupation

General Laborer Wife

Birth place

St Albans, Hertfordshire, England

First name(s)

Maria

Last name

Pride

Relationship

Boarder Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

0

Birth year

1881

Occupation

-

Birth place

St Albans, Hertfordshire, 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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NAME
James Townsend
BORN
1829
BIRTH COUNTY
Hertfordshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England
An original census record

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  • Birth dates & locations
  • Occupations
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