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John Edward Gosling (born 1813 in Shimpling, Suffolk) living in Saffron Walden, Essex in 1881

Details of John Edward Gosling of Wicken Hall, Wicken-Bonant, Essex, England

First name(s)

John Edward

Last name

Gosling

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

68

Birth year

1813

Occupation

Farmer Of 346 Acres Employing 11 Labourers And 3 Boys

Birth town

Shimpling

Birth county

Suffolk

Birth place

England

Street

Wicken Hall

Town

Parish

Wicken-Bonant

County

Essex

Country

England

Registration district

Saffron Walden

All household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

John Edward

Last name

Gosling

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

68

Birth year

1813

Occupation

Farmer Of 346 Acres Employing 11 Labourers And 3 Boys

Birth place

Shimpling, Suffolk, England

First name(s)

Louisa

Last name

Gosling

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

64

Birth year

1817

Occupation

-

Birth place

Woolpit, Suffolk, England

First name(s)

Edward R

Last name

Gosling

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

31

Birth year

1850

Occupation

Warehouseman

Birth place

Drinkstone, Suffolk, England

First name(s)

Emily A

Last name

Brooks

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

21

Birth year

1860

Occupation

General Servant Dom

Birth place

Elmdon, Essex, 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.

John Edward Gosling (born 1813 in Shimpling, Suffolk) living in Saffron Walden, Essex in 1881

The 1881 Census return for this household includes 3 other people

An original census record

All household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

John Edward

Last name

Gosling

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

68

Birth year

1813

Occupation

Farmer Of 346 Acres Employing 11 Labourers And 3 Boys

Birth place

Shimpling, Suffolk, England

First name(s)

Louisa

Last name

Gosling

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

64

Birth year

1817

Occupation

-

Birth place

Woolpit, Suffolk, England

First name(s)

Edward R

Last name

Gosling

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

31

Birth year

1850

Occupation

Warehouseman

Birth place

Drinkstone, Suffolk, England

First name(s)

Emily A

Last name

Brooks

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

21

Birth year

1860

Occupation

General Servant Dom

Birth place

Elmdon, Essex, England


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