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John H Tovell in Glamorganshire in the 1881 Census

Details of John H Tovell of 28 Little Madoc Street, Swansea (Town), Glamorganshire, Wales

First name(s)

John H

Last name

Tovell

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

21

Birth year

1860

Occupation

Grocer

Birth town

Birth county

Kent

Birth place

England

Street

28 Little Madoc Street

Town

Parish

Swansea (Town)

County

Glamorganshire

Country

Wales

Registration district

Swansea

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Mary P

Last name

Tovell

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

20

Birth year

1861

Occupation

Grocer Wife

Birth place

Hampshire, England

First name(s)

Sarah A

Last name

Tovell

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

2

Birth year

1879

Occupation

-

Birth place

Swansea, Glamorganshire, Wales

First name(s)

Eva G

Last name

Tovell

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

1

Birth year

1880

Occupation

-

Birth place

Swansea, Glamorganshire, Wales

First name(s)

Emily

Last name

Evans

Relationship

Visitor

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

18

Birth year

1863

Occupation

General Servant

Birth place

Hampshire, England

First name(s)

William

Last name

Smith

Relationship

Boarder

Marital status

Widower

Gender

Male

Age

35

Birth year

1846

Occupation

Butcher

Birth place

-

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 Tovell family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes John H Tovell and 5 other people

Tovell family summary

NAME
John H Tovell
BORN
1860
BIRTH COUNTY
Kent
ADDRESS IN 1881
Swansea (Town), Glamorganshire, Wales
An original census record
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