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John Thomas in Glamorganshire in the 1881 Census

Details of John Thomas of 105 Rodney Street, Swansea (Town), Glamorganshire, Wales

First name(s)

John

Last name

Thomas

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

49

Birth year

1832

Occupation

Shoemaker

Birth town

Carmarthen

Birth county

Carmarthenshire

Birth place

Wales

Street

105 Rodney Street

Town

Parish

Swansea (Town)

County

Glamorganshire

Country

Wales

Registration district

Swansea

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Mary

Last name

Thomas

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

46

Birth year

1835

Occupation

-

Birth place

Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales

First name(s)

William G

Last name

Scummell

Relationship

Boarder

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

14

Birth year

1867

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Swansea, Glamorganshire, Wales

First name(s)

John

Last name

Howells

Relationship

Boarder Lodger

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

45

Birth year

1836

Occupation

Joiner

Birth place

Wenvoe, Glamorganshire, Wales

First name(s)

William T

Last name

Dickens

Relationship

Boarder

Marital status

Widower

Gender

Male

Age

54

Birth year

1827

Occupation

Brick Maker

Birth place

Warwickshire, 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 Thomas family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes John Thomas and 4 other people

Thomas family summary

NAME
John Thomas
BORN
1832
BIRTH COUNTY
Carmarthenshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Swansea (Town), Glamorganshire, Wales
An original census record
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