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John Harris in Cornwall in the 1881 Census

Details of John Harris of Trevague, Altarnon, Cornwall, England

First name(s)

John

Last name

Harris

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

48

Birth year

1833

Occupation

Farmer (Of 128 Acres Employing 1 Laborer)

Birth town

North Hill

Birth county

Cornwall

Birth place

England

Street

Trevague

Town

Parish

Altarnon

County

Cornwall

Country

England

Registration district

Launceston

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Margaret Facey

Last name

Harris

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

40

Birth year

1841

Occupation

Farmers Wife

Birth place

Altarnun, Cornwall, England

First name(s)

George John

Last name

Harris

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

21

Birth year

1860

Occupation

Farmers Son

Birth place

Altarnun, Cornwall, England

First name(s)

Mary Emma

Last name

Harris

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

16

Birth year

1865

Occupation

Farmers Daur

Birth place

Altarnun, Cornwall, England

First name(s)

William Henry

Last name

Harris

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

8

Birth year

1873

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Altarnun, Cornwall, England

First name(s)

Margaret Ann

Last name

Harris

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

1

Birth year

1880

Occupation

-

Birth place

Altarnun, Cornwall, England

First name(s)

Anna Bella

Last name

Rowe

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

19

Birth year

1862

Occupation

General Serv (Domestic)

Birth place

Altarnun, Cornwall, England

First name(s)

James Henry

Last name

Doney

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

17

Birth year

1864

Occupation

Farm Serv (Indoors)

Birth place

Linkinhorne, 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 Harris family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes John Harris and 7 other people

Harris family summary

NAME
John Harris
BORN
1833
BIRTH COUNTY
Cornwall
ADDRESS IN 1881
Altarnon, Cornwall, England
An original census record
An original census record

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