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John Barnes in Somerset in the 1881 Census

Details of John Barnes of 11 Vineyards, Bath Walcot, Somerset, England

First name(s)

John

Last name

Barnes

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Widower

Gender

Male

Age

82

Birth year

1799

Occupation

Retired Servant

Birth town

Birth county

Kent

Birth place

England

Street

11 Vineyards

Town

Parish

Bath Walcot

County

Somerset

Country

England

Registration district

Bath

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Sarah

Last name

Edwards

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

71

Birth year

1810

Occupation

Nurse (S M S)

Birth place

Bath, Somerset, England

First name(s)

Charles Elkin

Last name

Mathews

Relationship

Lodger

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

29

Birth year

1852

Occupation

Librarian

Birth place

Southwark, Surrey, England

First name(s)

Sarah

Last name

Gibbons

Relationship

Lodger

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

42

Birth year

1839

Occupation

Lodging House Keeper

Birth place

Kent, England

First name(s)

Winifred Helen

Last name

Gibbons

Relationship

Lodger Sister

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

34

Birth year

1847

Occupation

Dressmaker

Birth place

Lynford, 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 Barnes family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes John Barnes and 4 other people

Barnes family summary

NAME
John Barnes
BORN
1799
BIRTH COUNTY
Kent
ADDRESS IN 1881
Bath Walcot, Somerset, England
An original census record
An original census record

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