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John Wells in Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding) in the 1881 Census

Details of John Wells of House Cottage, West Tanfield (York Nr), Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding), England

First name(s)

John

Last name

Wells

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

55

Birth year

1826

Occupation

Farmer Of 45 Acres

Birth town

Nosterfield

Birth county

Yorkshire

Birth place

England

Street

House Cottage

Town

Parish

West Tanfield (York Nr)

County

Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding)

Country

England

Registration district

Ripon

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Tom

Last name

Williamson

Relationship

Step Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

19

Birth year

1862

Occupation

Farmers Son

Birth place

Markington, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Esther

Last name

Williamson

Relationship

Step Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

23

Birth year

1858

Occupation

Farmers Daughter

Birth place

Markington, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Annie

Last name

Trueman

Relationship

Visitor

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

24

Birth year

1857

Occupation

-

Birth place

Yorkshire, 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 Wells family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes John Wells and 3 other people

Wells family summary

NAME
John Wells
BORN
1826
BIRTH COUNTY
Yorkshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
West Tanfield (York Nr), Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding), England
An original census record
An original census record

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