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James Wright in Shropshire, Worcestershire in the 1881 Census

Details of James Wright of Crescent, Hasbury, Shropshire, Worcestershire, England

First name(s)

James

Last name

Wright

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

29

Birth year

1852

Occupation

Chimney Sweeper

Birth town

Hasbury

Birth county

Worcestershire

Birth place

England

Street

Crescent

Town

Parish

Hasbury

County

Shropshire, Worcestershire

Country

England

Registration district

Stourbridge

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Lucy

Last name

Wright

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

27

Birth year

1854

Occupation

Cutter Button Factory

Birth place

Hasbury, Worcestershire, England

First name(s)

Polly

Last name

Wright

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

9

Birth year

1872

Occupation

-

Birth place

Hasbury, Worcestershire, England

First name(s)

Elizabeth

Last name

Wright

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

5

Birth year

1876

Occupation

-

Birth place

Hasbury, Worcestershire, England

First name(s)

Edward

Last name

Wright

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

2

Birth year

1879

Occupation

-

Birth place

Hasbury, Worcestershire, 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 Wright family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes James Wright and 4 other people

Wright family summary

NAME
James Wright
BORN
1852
BIRTH COUNTY
Worcestershire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Hasbury, Shropshire, Worcestershire, England
An original census record
An original census record

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