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John Keegan in Lancashire in the 1881 Census

Details of John Keegan of 14 Clarence Street, Sutton, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

John

Last name

Keegan

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

32

Birth year

1849

Occupation

Coal Miner

Birth town

Birth county

Westmeath

Birth place

Ireland

Street

14 Clarence Street

Town

Parish

Sutton

County

Lancashire

Country

England

Registration district

Prescot

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Mary

Last name

Keegan

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

31

Birth year

1850

Occupation

-

Birth place

Westmeath, Ireland

First name(s)

Mary

Last name

Keegan

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

3

Birth year

1878

Occupation

-

Birth place

Haydock, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Nicholas

Last name

Keegan

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

1

Birth year

1880

Occupation

-

Birth place

Prescot, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

William

Last name

Keegan

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

0

Birth year

1881

Occupation

-

Birth place

St Helens, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Mary

Last name

Gavangan

Relationship

Mother In Law

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

67

Birth year

1814

Occupation

-

Birth place

Westmeath, Ireland

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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NAME
John Keegan
BORN
1849
BIRTH COUNTY
Westmeath
ADDRESS IN 1881
Sutton, Lancashire, England
An original census record

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  • Birth dates & locations
  • Occupations
  • Full house address

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