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John Squance in Devon in the 1881 Census

Details of John Squance of Moor Park Farm, Alwington, Devon, England

First name(s)

John

Last name

Squance

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

58

Birth year

1823

Occupation

Farmer Of 50 Acres

Birth town

Parkham

Birth county

Devon

Birth place

England

Street

Moor Park Farm

Town

Parish

Alwington

County

Devon

Country

England

Registration district

Bideford

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Catherine

Last name

Squance

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

61

Birth year

1820

Occupation

-

Birth place

Ashwater, Devon, England

First name(s)

Louisa

Last name

Squance

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

22

Birth year

1859

Occupation

Domestic Servant

Birth place

Alwington, Devon, England

First name(s)

John

Last name

Squance

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

21

Birth year

1860

Occupation

Farmers Son

Birth place

Alwington, Devon, England

First name(s)

Alfred

Last name

Squance

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

15

Birth year

1866

Occupation

Farmers Son

Birth place

Alwington, Devon, 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 Squance family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes John Squance and 4 other people

Squance family summary

NAME
John Squance
BORN
1823
BIRTH COUNTY
Devon
ADDRESS IN 1881
Alwington, Devon, England
An original census record
An original census record

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