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John Glasson in Cumberland in the 1881 Census

Details of John Glasson of Roper Place, Penrith, Cumberland, England

First name(s)

John

Last name

Glasson

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

29

Birth year

1852

Occupation

Farmer Of 158 Acres

Birth town

Penrith

Birth county

Cumberland

Birth place

England

Street

Roper Place

Town

Parish

Penrith

County

Cumberland

Country

England

Registration district

Penrith

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Lancelot Thompson

Last name

Glasson

Relationship

Brother

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

26

Birth year

1855

Occupation

Civil Engineer

Birth place

Penrith, Cumberland, England

First name(s)

Sarah

Last name

Glasson

Relationship

Sister

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

21

Birth year

1860

Occupation

-

Birth place

Penrith, Cumberland, England

First name(s)

Robert Jas

Last name

Glasson

Relationship

Brother

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

18

Birth year

1863

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Penrith, Cumberland, England

First name(s)

Ann

Last name

Wilson

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

51

Birth year

1830

Occupation

Housekeeper

Birth place

Cumberland, England

First name(s)

Emma

Last name

Kirkbride

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

17

Birth year

1864

Occupation

General Domest Servt

Birth place

Newton, Cumberland, 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.

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See the whole Glasson family in this 1881 Census record

Includes John Glasson and 5 other people

NAME
John Glasson
BORN
1852
BIRTH COUNTY
Cumberland
ADDRESS IN 1881
Penrith, Cumberland, England
An original census record

This census includes:

  • Details of all household members
  • Birth dates & locations
  • Occupations
  • Full house address

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