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John Barker in Durham in the 1881 Census

Details of John Barker of Fylands Bridge, Auckland St Andrew, Durham, England

First name(s)

John

Last name

Barker

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

73

Birth year

1808

Occupation

Retired Coal Miner

Birth town

Wylam

Birth county

Northumberland

Birth place

England

Street

Fylands Bridge

Town

Parish

Auckland St Andrew

County

Durham

Country

England

Registration district

Auckland

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Elizabeth

Last name

Barker

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

75

Birth year

1806

Occupation

-

Birth place

Northumberland, England

First name(s)

Michael

Last name

Barker

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

41

Birth year

1840

Occupation

Coal Miner

Birth place

South Hetton, Durham, 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 Barker family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes John Barker and 2 other people

Barker family summary

NAME
John Barker
BORN
1808
BIRTH COUNTY
Northumberland
ADDRESS IN 1881
Auckland St Andrew, Durham, England
An original census record
An original census record

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