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John Gilroy in Durham in the 1881 Census

Details of John Gilroy of 8 6Th Cross Row, Haswell, Durham, England

First name(s)

John

Last name

Gilroy

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

44

Birth year

1837

Occupation

Mason (Laborer)

Birth town

Birth county

Birth place

Ireland

Street

8 6Th Cross Row

Town

Parish

Haswell

County

Durham

Country

England

Registration district

Easington

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Margaret

Last name

Gilroy

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

44

Birth year

1837

Occupation

-

Birth place

Ireland

First name(s)

Michael

Last name

Gilroy

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

20

Birth year

1861

Occupation

Coal Miner

Birth place

Easington Lane, Durham, England

First name(s)

John

Last name

Gilroy

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

18

Birth year

1863

Occupation

Coal Miner

Birth place

Easington Lane, Durham, England

First name(s)

Thomas

Last name

Gilroy

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

16

Birth year

1865

Occupation

Coal Miner

Birth place

Sunderland, Durham, England

First name(s)

Frank

Last name

Gilroy

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

13

Birth year

1868

Occupation

Coal Miner

Birth place

Hetton, Durham, England

First name(s)

Peter

Last name

Gilroy

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

11

Birth year

1870

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Easington Lane, Durham, England

First name(s)

Robert

Last name

Gilroy

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

8

Birth year

1873

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Durham, England

First name(s)

Margaret

Last name

Gilroy

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

5

Birth year

1876

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Durham, England

First name(s)

Catherine

Last name

Rouke

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

15

Birth year

1866

Occupation

Domestic Servant

Birth place

Houghton Le Spring, Durham, 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 Gilroy family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes John Gilroy and 9 other people

Gilroy family summary

NAME
John Gilroy
BORN
1837
BIRTH COUNTY
-
ADDRESS IN 1881
Haswell, Durham, England
An original census record
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