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Jane Mason in Cumberland in the 1881 Census

Details of Jane Mason of 6 Bells Lane, Workington, Cumberland, England

First name(s)

Jane

Last name

Mason

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

44

Birth year

1837

Occupation

Birth town

Birth county

Isle of Man

Birth place

Isle of Man

Street

6 Bells Lane

Town

Parish

Workington

County

Cumberland

Country

England

Registration district

Cockermouth

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

John

Last name

Mason

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

23

Birth year

1858

Occupation

Lab At Iron Wks

Birth place

Isle of Man, Isle of Man

First name(s)

Catherine

Last name

Mason

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

20

Birth year

1861

Occupation

Dressmaker

Birth place

Isle of Man, Isle of Man

First name(s)

Evelyn C

Last name

Waterson

Relationship

Boarder

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

19

Birth year

1862

Occupation

Milliner

Birth place

Isle of Man, Isle of Man

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.

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NAME
Jane Mason
BORN
1837
BIRTH COUNTY
Isle of Man
ADDRESS IN 1881
Workington, Cumberland, England
An original census record

This census includes:

  • Details of all household members
  • Birth dates & locations
  • Occupations
  • Full house address

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