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John Chatham in Shropshire in the 1881 Census

Details of John Chatham of Little Stoke, Burford (Salop), Shropshire, England

First name(s)

John

Last name

Chatham

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

72

Birth year

1809

Occupation

Farmer 41 Acres Employing 1 Boy

Birth town

Wheathall

Birth county

Shropshire

Birth place

England

Street

Little Stoke

Town

Parish

Burford (Salop)

County

Shropshire

Country

England

Registration district

Tenbury

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Elizabeth

Last name

Chatham

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

70

Birth year

1811

Occupation

Farmers Wife

Birth place

Stanton Lacy, Shropshire, England

First name(s)

Emma

Last name

Chatham

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

27

Birth year

1854

Occupation

Farmers Daur

Birth place

Diddlebury, Shropshire, England

First name(s)

Sophia

Last name

Chatham

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

24

Birth year

1857

Occupation

Farmers Daur

Birth place

Diddlebury, Shropshire, England

First name(s)

Fanny

Last name

Watkins

Relationship

Visitor

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

1

Birth year

1880

Occupation

Infant

Birth place

Ludlow, Shropshire, England

First name(s)

Thomas

Last name

Beamand

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

16

Birth year

1865

Occupation

Agr Labr

Birth place

-

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 Chatham family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes John Chatham and 5 other people

Chatham family summary

NAME
John Chatham
BORN
1809
BIRTH COUNTY
Shropshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Burford (Salop), Shropshire, England
An original census record
An original census record

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