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John Bentley in Staffordshire in the 1881 Census

Details of John Bentley of 28 Cannock Road, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England

First name(s)

John

Last name

Bentley

Relationship

Visitor

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

58

Birth year

1823

Occupation

Gardener

Birth town

Wolverhampton

Birth county

Staffordshire

Birth place

England

Street

28 Cannock Road

Town

Parish

Wolverhampton

County

Staffordshire

Country

England

Registration district

Wolverhampton

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Mary

Last name

Pritchard

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

45

Birth year

1836

Occupation

-

Birth place

Staffordshire, England

First name(s)

Susan

Last name

Pritchard

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

24

Birth year

1857

Occupation

-

Birth place

Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England

First name(s)

Edward

Last name

Wesley

Relationship

Son In Law

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

27

Birth year

1854

Occupation

Iron Puddler

Birth place

Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, 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.

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See the whole Bentley family in this 1881 Census record

Includes John Bentley and 3 other people

NAME
John Bentley
BORN
1823
BIRTH COUNTY
Staffordshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England
An original census record

This census includes:

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

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