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

Details of James Whittington of Church Cottage, Newby with Mulwith, Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding), England

First name(s)

James

Last name

Whittington

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

54

Birth year

1827

Occupation

Gardeners Lab

Birth town

Skelton

Birth county

Yorkshire

Birth place

England

Street

Church Cottage

Town

Parish

Newby with Mulwith

County

Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding)

Country

England

Registration district

Ripon

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Tabitha

Last name

Whittington

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

49

Birth year

1832

Occupation

Church Caretaker

Birth place

North Walsham, Norfolk, England

First name(s)

Elizabeth

Last name

Claxton

Relationship

Sister In Law

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

71

Birth year

1810

Occupation

Servant

Birth place

North Walsham, Norfolk, England

First name(s)

Harriet

Last name

Wright

Relationship

Niece

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

31

Birth year

1850

Occupation

General Serv Domestic

Birth place

North Walsham, Norfolk, 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 Whittington family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes James Whittington and 3 other people

Whittington family summary

NAME
James Whittington
BORN
1827
BIRTH COUNTY
Yorkshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Newby with Mulwith, Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding), England
An original census record
An original census record

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