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John Gourley in Lincolnshire in the 1881 Census

Details of John Gourley of ?, Fenton, Lincolnshire, England

First name(s)

John

Last name

Gourley

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

22

Birth year

1859

Occupation

Farmer Of 348 Acres Employing 6 Lab 1 Boy

Birth town

Fenton

Birth county

Lincolnshire

Birth place

England

Street

?

Town

Parish

Fenton

County

Lincolnshire

Country

England

Registration district

Gainsborough

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Kate

Last name

Wilmot

Relationship

Housekeeper

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

20

Birth year

1861

Occupation

Housekeeper

Birth place

Newton on Trent, Lincolnshire, England

First name(s)

Thomas

Last name

Sharpe

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

25

Birth year

1856

Occupation

Farm Servant (Indoor)

Birth place

Chapel Hill, Lincolnshire, England

First name(s)

Robert

Last name

Wells

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

18

Birth year

1863

Occupation

Farm Servant (Indoor)

Birth place

South Scarle, Nottinghamshire, England

First name(s)

Gilbert

Last name

Handley

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

16

Birth year

1865

Occupation

Farm Servant (Indoor)

Birth place

Saxilby, Lincolnshire, England

First name(s)

Lizzie

Last name

Stanfield

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

18

Birth year

1863

Occupation

General Domestic

Birth place

Askham, Nottinghamshire, 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 Gourley family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes John Gourley and 5 other people

Gourley family summary

NAME
John Gourley
BORN
1859
BIRTH COUNTY
Lincolnshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Fenton, Lincolnshire, England
An original census record
An original census record

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