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John R Sopps in London, Middlesex in the 1881 Census

Details of John R Sopps of 5 Knights Court, St George in the East, London, Middlesex, England

First name(s)

John R

Last name

Sopps

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

51

Birth year

1830

Occupation

Lighterman

Birth town

St George in the East

Birth county

Middlesex

Birth place

England

Street

5 Knights Court

Town

Parish

St George in the East

County

London, Middlesex

Country

England

Registration district

St George in the East

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Sarah E

Last name

Sopps

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

43

Birth year

1838

Occupation

-

Birth place

Rotherhithe, Surrey, England

First name(s)

John R

Last name

Sopps

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

15

Birth year

1866

Occupation

Apprentice Blacksmith

Birth place

St George in the East, Middlesex, England

First name(s)

Richard M

Last name

Sopps

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

9

Birth year

1872

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

St George in the East, Middlesex, England

First name(s)

Sarah

Last name

Sopps

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

4

Birth year

1877

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

St George in the East, Middlesex, England

First name(s)

James W

Last name

Sopps

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

0

Birth year

1881

Occupation

-

Birth place

St George in the East, Middlesex, England

First name(s)

John R

Last name

Petrie

Relationship

Nephew

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

11

Birth year

1870

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

St George in the East, Middlesex, England

First name(s)

James C

Last name

Petrie

Relationship

Nephew

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

7

Birth year

1874

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

St George in the East, Middlesex, 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 Sopps family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes John R Sopps and 7 other people

Sopps family summary

NAME
John R Sopps
BORN
1830
BIRTH COUNTY
Middlesex
ADDRESS IN 1881
St George in the East, London, Middlesex, England
An original census record
An original census record

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