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James Ward in Glamorganshire in the 1881 Census

Details of James Ward of 42 High Street, Swansea (Town), Glamorganshire, Wales

First name(s)

James

Last name

Ward

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

58

Birth year

1823

Occupation

Cattle Dealer

Birth town

Birth county

Birth place

Ireland

Street

42 High Street

Town

Parish

Swansea (Town)

County

Glamorganshire

Country

Wales

Registration district

Swansea

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Elizabeth

Last name

Ward

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

50

Birth year

1831

Occupation

Eating House Keeper

Birth place

Bristol, Gloucestershire, England

First name(s)

Mary Jane

Last name

Thorn

Relationship

Niece

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

22

Birth year

1859

Occupation

Assistant Eating House

Birth place

Bristol, Gloucestershire, England

First name(s)

Martha

Last name

Gadensath

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

69

Birth year

1812

Occupation

Servant (Dom)

Birth place

City of London, Middlesex, England

First name(s)

Sarah

Last name

Walsh

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

14

Birth year

1867

Occupation

Servant (Dom)

Birth place

Swansea, Glamorganshire, Wales

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 Ward family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes James Ward and 4 other people

Ward family summary

NAME
James Ward
BORN
1823
BIRTH COUNTY
-
ADDRESS IN 1881
Swansea (Town), Glamorganshire, Wales
An original census record
An original census record

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