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John Swift in Derbyshire in the 1881 Census

Details of John Swift of 1 Summerly Top Road, Unstone, Derbyshire, England

First name(s)

John

Last name

Swift

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

34

Birth year

1847

Occupation

Coal Miner Empd

Birth town

Unstone

Birth county

Derbyshire

Birth place

England

Street

1 Summerly Top Road

Town

Parish

Unstone

County

Derbyshire

Country

England

Registration district

Chesterfield

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Sarah A

Last name

Swift

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

22

Birth year

1859

Occupation

Coal Miner Wife

Birth place

Greenhill, Derbyshire, 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 Swift family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes John Swift and 1 other people

Swift family summary

NAME
John Swift
BORN
1847
BIRTH COUNTY
Derbyshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Unstone, Derbyshire, England
An original census record
An original census record

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