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James Wells in Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding) in the 1881 Census

Details of James Wells of Littletown, Liversedge, Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding), England

First name(s)

James

Last name

Wells

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

47

Birth year

1834

Occupation

Labourer

Birth town

Peterborough

Birth county

Northamptonshire

Birth place

England

Street

Littletown

Town

Parish

Liversedge

County

Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding)

Country

England

Registration district

Dewsbury

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Sarah

Last name

Wells

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

48

Birth year

1833

Occupation

-

Birth place

Eye, Suffolk, England

First name(s)

Alice

Last name

Wells

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

14

Birth year

1867

Occupation

Mill Hand

Birth place

Peterborough, Northamptonshire, England

First name(s)

Mary

Last name

Wells

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

12

Birth year

1869

Occupation

Mill Hand

Birth place

Peterborough, Northamptonshire, England

First name(s)

David

Last name

Wells

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

9

Birth year

1872

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

-

First name(s)

Eliza

Last name

Wells

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

6

Birth year

1875

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Liversedge, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Maria

Last name

Wells

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

21

Birth year

1860

Occupation

Weaver

Birth place

-

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 Wells family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes James Wells and 6 other people

Wells family summary

NAME
James Wells
BORN
1834
BIRTH COUNTY
Northamptonshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Liversedge, Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding), England
An original census record
An original census record

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