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John Harris in Glamorganshire in the 1881 Census

Details of John Harris of 50 Matthew Street, Swansea (Town), Glamorganshire, Wales

First name(s)

John

Last name

Harris

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

23

Birth year

1858

Occupation

Mariner

Birth town

Swansea

Birth county

Glamorgan

Birth place

Wales

Street

50 Matthew 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)

Evan

Last name

Harris

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

44

Birth year

1837

Occupation

Sampler In Copper Works

Birth place

Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales

First name(s)

Ann

Last name

Harris

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

43

Birth year

1838

Occupation

-

Birth place

Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales

First name(s)

James

Last name

Hart

Relationship

Son In Law

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

21

Birth year

1860

Occupation

Gas Fitter

Birth place

Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales

First name(s)

Mary J

Last name

Hart

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

21

Birth year

1860

Occupation

-

Birth place

Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales

First name(s)

William

Last name

Harris

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

14

Birth year

1867

Occupation

Sail Maker

Birth place

Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales

First name(s)

Margaret

Last name

Harris

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

9

Birth year

1872

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales

First name(s)

Alice H

Last name

Harris

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

6

Birth year

1875

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales

First name(s)

Evan J

Last name

Harris

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

4

Birth year

1877

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales

First name(s)

Emily E H

Last name

Harris

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

2

Birth year

1879

Occupation

-

Birth place

Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales

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 Harris family in this 1881 Census record

Includes John Harris and 9 other people

NAME
John Harris
BORN
1858
BIRTH COUNTY
Glamorgan
ADDRESS IN 1881
Swansea (Town), Glamorganshire, Wales
An original census record

This census includes:

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

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