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James West in Cornwall in the 1881 Census

Details of James West of Fore Street, Lanteglos by Camelford, Cornwall, England

First name(s)

James

Last name

West

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

69

Birth year

1812

Occupation

Retired Farmer

Birth town

St Mabyn

Birth county

Cornwall

Birth place

England

Street

Fore Street

Town

Parish

Lanteglos by Camelford

County

Cornwall

Country

England

Registration district

Camelford

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Elizabeth

Last name

West

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

60

Birth year

1821

Occupation

Farmers Wife

Birth place

Tintagel, Cornwall, England

First name(s)

Amelia

Last name

Tremayne

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

19

Birth year

1862

Occupation

Domestic Servant

Birth place

St Teath, Cornwall, 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 West family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes James West and 2 other people

West family summary

NAME
James West
BORN
1812
BIRTH COUNTY
Cornwall
ADDRESS IN 1881
Lanteglos by Camelford, Cornwall, England
An original census record
An original census record

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