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John Short in Cornwall in the 1881 Census

Details of John Short of Eastcott, Moorwinstow, Cornwall, England

First name(s)

John

Last name

Short

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

44

Birth year

1837

Occupation

Labourer

Birth town

Hartland

Birth county

Devon

Birth place

England

Street

Eastcott

Town

Parish

Moorwinstow

County

Cornwall

Country

England

Registration district

Stratton

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Ann

Last name

Cornish

Relationship

-

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

31

Birth year

1850

Occupation

Housekeeper

Birth place

Morwenstow, Cornwall, England

First name(s)

John

Last name

Cornish

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

7

Birth year

1874

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Morwenstow, Cornwall, England

First name(s)

Charles

Last name

Short

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

4

Birth year

1877

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Morwenstow, Cornwall, England

First name(s)

Frederick

Last name

Short

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

1

Birth year

1880

Occupation

-

Birth place

Morwenstow, Cornwall, 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 Short family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes John Short and 4 other people

Short family summary

NAME
John Short
BORN
1837
BIRTH COUNTY
Devon
ADDRESS IN 1881
Moorwinstow, Cornwall, England
An original census record
An original census record

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