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John Briggs in Lancashire in the 1881 Census

Details of John Briggs of Gisburn, Gisburn (York Wr), Lancashire, England

First name(s)

John

Last name

Briggs

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

71

Birth year

1810

Occupation

Carpenter & Farmer Of 30 Acres

Birth town

Gisburn

Birth county

Yorkshire

Birth place

England

Street

Gisburn

Town

Parish

Gisburn (York Wr)

County

Lancashire

Country

England

Registration district

Clitheroe

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Mary

Last name

Briggs

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

45

Birth year

1836

Occupation

Carpenter & Farmer Of 30 Acres Wife

Birth place

Colne, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Ralph

Last name

Briggs

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

22

Birth year

1859

Occupation

Engine Cleaner (Rly)

Birth place

Gisburn, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Mary J

Last name

Briggs

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

20

Birth year

1861

Occupation

Servt

Birth place

Gisburn, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Alice E

Last name

Briggs

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

17

Birth year

1864

Occupation

Servt

Birth place

Gisburn, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Sarah A

Last name

Briggs

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

9

Birth year

1872

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Gisburn, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

John

Last name

Briggs

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

6

Birth year

1875

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Gisburn, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Henry

Last name

Briggs

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

4

Birth year

1877

Occupation

-

Birth place

Gisburn, Yorkshire, 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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NAME
John Briggs
BORN
1810
BIRTH COUNTY
Yorkshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Gisburn (York Wr), Lancashire, England
An original census record

This census includes:

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

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