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John Barrett in Lancashire in the 1881 Census

Details of John Barrett of Rosemary Lane, Formby, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

John

Last name

Barrett

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

47

Birth year

1834

Occupation

Shoe Maker

Birth town

Brompton

Birth county

Kent

Birth place

England

Street

Rosemary Lane

Town

Parish

Formby

County

Lancashire

Country

England

Registration district

Ormskirk

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Ellen

Last name

Barrett

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

45

Birth year

1836

Occupation

Laundress

Birth place

Lancashire, England

First name(s)

John

Last name

Brooks

Relationship

Stepson

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

19

Birth year

1862

Occupation

Shoemaker

Birth place

Lancashire, England

First name(s)

William

Last name

Brooks

Relationship

Stepson

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

17

Birth year

1864

Occupation

Shoemaker

Birth place

Formby, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Harriet

Last name

Barritt

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

8

Birth year

1873

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Lancashire, England

First name(s)

John

Last name

Holland

Relationship

Apprentice

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

15

Birth year

1866

Occupation

Shoemakers Apprentice

Birth place

Liverpool, Lancashire, 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 Barrett family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes John Barrett and 5 other people

Barrett family summary

NAME
John Barrett
BORN
1834
BIRTH COUNTY
Kent
ADDRESS IN 1881
Formby, Lancashire, England
An original census record
An original census record

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