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John Ford in Devon in the 1881 Census

Details of John Ford of Ford Farm, Alwington, Devon, England

First name(s)

John

Last name

Ford

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

40

Birth year

1841

Occupation

Farmer Of 100 Acres Employing 1 Man 2 Boys

Birth town

Burrington

Birth county

Devon

Birth place

England

Street

Ford Farm

Town

Parish

Alwington

County

Devon

Country

England

Registration district

Bideford

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Margaret

Last name

Ford

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

38

Birth year

1843

Occupation

-

Birth place

Hartland, Devon, England

First name(s)

William

Last name

Ford

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

14

Birth year

1867

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Littleham, Devon, England

First name(s)

Bessie

Last name

Ford

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

12

Birth year

1869

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Littleham, Devon, England

First name(s)

Alfred

Last name

Ford

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

10

Birth year

1871

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Littleham, Devon, England

First name(s)

Susannah

Last name

Ford

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

6

Birth year

1875

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Littleham, Devon, England

First name(s)

Ellen

Last name

Ford

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

3

Birth year

1878

Occupation

-

Birth place

Alwington, Devon, England

First name(s)

Mary A

Last name

Wade

Relationship

Sister

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

38

Birth year

1843

Occupation

-

Birth place

Burrington, Devon, England

First name(s)

Eliza

Last name

Wade

Relationship

-

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

8

Birth year

1873

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Westleigh, Devon, England

First name(s)

Studley

Last name

Vaggers

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

18

Birth year

1863

Occupation

Farm Servant Domestic

Birth place

Alwington, Devon, England

First name(s)

George

Last name

Found

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

16

Birth year

1865

Occupation

Farm Servant Domestic

Birth place

Parkham, Devon, England

First name(s)

Mary

Last name

Littlejohns

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

20

Birth year

1861

Occupation

Domestic Servant

Birth place

Parkham, Devon, 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 Ford family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes John Ford and 11 other people

Ford family summary

NAME
John Ford
BORN
1841
BIRTH COUNTY
Devon
ADDRESS IN 1881
Alwington, Devon, England
An original census record
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