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John French in Cornwall in the 1881 Census

Details of John French of Larkaborough, Advent, Cornwall, England

First name(s)

John

Last name

French

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Widower

Gender

Male

Age

73

Birth year

1808

Occupation

Farmer 1000 Acres Emp 4 Lab 2 Boys

Birth town

Tintagel

Birth county

Cornwall

Birth place

England

Street

Larkaborough

Town

Parish

Advent

County

Cornwall

Country

England

Registration district

Camelford

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Edward

Last name

French

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

34

Birth year

1847

Occupation

Farmers Son

Birth place

Cornwall, England

First name(s)

Richard

Last name

Pethick

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

68

Birth year

1813

Occupation

Farm Serv Indoor

Birth place

Tintagel, Cornwall, England

First name(s)

Jane

Last name

Prout

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

60

Birth year

1821

Occupation

House Serv Keeper

Birth place

St Kew, Cornwall, England

First name(s)

Albert

Last name

Downing

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

14

Birth year

1867

Occupation

Farm Serv Indoor

Birth place

St Mellion, Cornwall, England

First name(s)

Susanna

Last name

Runnals

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

17

Birth year

1864

Occupation

General Serv (Domestic)

Birth place

St Breward, Cornwall, England

First name(s)

Mary

Last name

Gill

Relationship

Visitor

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

45

Birth year

1836

Occupation

Annuitant

Birth place

Davidstow, Cornwall, 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 French family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes John French and 6 other people

French family summary

NAME
John French
BORN
1808
BIRTH COUNTY
Cornwall
ADDRESS IN 1881
Advent, Cornwall, England
An original census record
An original census record

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