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John Bowen in Pembrokeshire in the 1881 Census

Details of John Bowen of Cottage, Talbenny, Pembrokeshire, Wales

First name(s)

John

Last name

Bowen

Relationship

Grand Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

14

Birth year

1867

Occupation

Collier

Birth town

Walton West

Birth county

Pembrokeshire

Birth place

Wales

Street

Cottage

Town

Parish

Talbenny

County

Pembrokeshire

Country

Wales

Registration district

Haverfordwest

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

John

Last name

Bowen

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Widower

Gender

Male

Age

64

Birth year

1817

Occupation

Collier

Birth place

Llangwm, Pembrokeshire, Wales

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
John Bowen
BORN
1867
BIRTH COUNTY
Pembrokeshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Talbenny, Pembrokeshire, Wales
An original census record

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  • Birth dates & locations
  • Occupations
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