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John Merchant in Somerset in the 1881 Census

Details of John Merchant of 6 Cleveland Pl East, Bath Walcot, Somerset, England

First name(s)

John

Last name

Merchant

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

48

Birth year

1833

Occupation

Accountant

Birth town

Walcot

Birth county

Somerset

Birth place

England

Street

6 Cleveland Pl East

Town

Parish

Bath Walcot

County

Somerset

Country

England

Registration district

Bath

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Walter J

Last name

Merchant

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

19

Birth year

1862

Occupation

Bankers Clerk

Birth place

Walcot, Somerset, England

First name(s)

Charles E

Last name

Merchant

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

18

Birth year

1863

Occupation

Commercial Clerk

Birth place

Walcot, Somerset, England

First name(s)

Mary L

Last name

Merchant

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

10

Birth year

1871

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Walcot, Somerset, England

First name(s)

Eliza

Last name

Walland

Relationship

Mother In Law

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

74

Birth year

1807

Occupation

Retired Shopkeeper

Birth place

Walcot, Somerset, England

First name(s)

Eliza J

Last name

Walland

Relationship

Sister In Law

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

36

Birth year

1845

Occupation

Dress Maker

Birth place

Walcot, Somerset, England

First name(s)

Eliza J

Last name

Walland

Relationship

Niece

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

9

Birth year

1872

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Folkestone, Kent, England

First name(s)

Mary

Last name

Quatty

Relationship

Boarder

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

80

Birth year

1801

Occupation

Income From House Property

Birth place

Bedford, Bedfordshire, England

First name(s)

Ann

Last name

Beetle

Relationship

Nurse

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

51

Birth year

1830

Occupation

Nurse (Sms)

Birth place

Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England

First name(s)

Ellen

Last name

Young

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

17

Birth year

1864

Occupation

General Servt

Birth place

Devizes, Wiltshire, 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 Merchant family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes John Merchant and 9 other people

Merchant family summary

NAME
John Merchant
BORN
1833
BIRTH COUNTY
Somerset
ADDRESS IN 1881
Bath Walcot, Somerset, England
An original census record
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