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John Lightfoot in London, Middlesex in the 1881 Census

Details of John Lightfoot of 21 Red Lion Street, Wapping, London, Middlesex, England

First name(s)

John

Last name

Lightfoot

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

60

Birth year

1821

Occupation

Lab At Wharf

Birth town

Madley

Birth county

Staffordshire

Birth place

England

Street

21 Red Lion Street

Town

Parish

Wapping

County

London, Middlesex

Country

England

Registration district

Stepney

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Sarah

Last name

Lightfoot

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

50

Birth year

1831

Occupation

Wife

Birth place

Islington, Middlesex, England

First name(s)

Robert

Last name

Lightfoot

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

21

Birth year

1860

Occupation

Sailmaker

Birth place

Wapping, Middlesex, England

First name(s)

John

Last name

Lightfoot

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

16

Birth year

1865

Occupation

Bookbinders Appren

Birth place

Wapping, Middlesex, England

First name(s)

Robert

Last name

Mann

Relationship

Boarder

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

36

Birth year

1845

Occupation

Watchman

Birth place

Norfolk, England

First name(s)

Robert

Last name

Walker

Relationship

Boarder

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

32

Birth year

1849

Occupation

Wharf Clerk

Birth place

Dublin, Dublin, 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.

See the whole Lightfoot family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes John Lightfoot and 5 other people

Lightfoot family summary

NAME
John Lightfoot
BORN
1821
BIRTH COUNTY
Staffordshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Wapping, London, Middlesex, England
An original census record
An original census record

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