Skip to content

John Douglas in Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding) in the 1881 Census

Details of John Douglas of ?, Acomb, Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding), England

First name(s)

John

Last name

Douglas

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

61

Birth year

1820

Occupation

Butcher And Farmer Of 43 Acres

Birth town

Newcastle on Tyne

Birth county

Northumberland

Birth place

England

Street

?

Town

Parish

Acomb

County

Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding)

Country

England

Registration district

Great Ouseburn

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Margaret

Last name

Douglas

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

58

Birth year

1823

Occupation

-

Birth place

Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Thomas

Last name

Douglas

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

29

Birth year

1852

Occupation

Butcher

Birth place

Acomb, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Laura M

Last name

Douglas

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

16

Birth year

1865

Occupation

Farmers Daur

Birth place

Acomb, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Edward

Last name

Taylor

Relationship

Grand Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

5

Birth year

1876

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Acomb, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Florry

Last name

Taylor

Relationship

Grand Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

15

Birth year

1866

Occupation

Ladys Companion

Birth place

Stockton on Tees, Durham, England

First name(s)

Thomas

Last name

Wilkinson

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

19

Birth year

1862

Occupation

Farm Serv (Indoor)

Birth place

Church Fenton, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Annie

Last name

Cooper

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

12

Birth year

1869

Occupation

Genl Serv Domestic

Birth place

Nun Monkton, 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.

See the whole Douglas family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes John Douglas and 7 other people

Douglas family summary

NAME
John Douglas
BORN
1820
BIRTH COUNTY
Northumberland
ADDRESS IN 1881
Acomb, Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding), England
An original census record
An original census record

Not what you're looking for?