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John Spark in Cornwall in the 1881 Census

Details of John Spark of Spetigue, Altarnon, Cornwall, England

First name(s)

John

Last name

Spark

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

44

Birth year

1837

Occupation

Farmer Of 90 Acres

Birth town

Altarnun

Birth county

Cornwall

Birth place

England

Street

Spetigue

Town

Parish

Altarnon

County

Cornwall

Country

England

Registration district

Launceston

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Mary A

Last name

Spark

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

46

Birth year

1835

Occupation

Farmers Wife

Birth place

North Hill, Cornwall, England

First name(s)

Harry

Last name

Buckingham

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

12

Birth year

1869

Occupation

Farm Servant (Indoors)

Birth place

North Hill, 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 Spark family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes John Spark and 2 other people

Spark family summary

NAME
John Spark
BORN
1837
BIRTH COUNTY
Cornwall
ADDRESS IN 1881
Altarnon, Cornwall, England
An original census record
An original census record

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