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Joseph Baker in Lancashire in the 1881 Census

Details of Joseph Baker of 4 Arch Court, Ashton under Lyne, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Joseph

Last name

Baker

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

74

Birth year

1807

Occupation

Labourer

Birth town

Birth county

Birth place

Ireland

Street

4 Arch Court

Town

Parish

Ashton under Lyne

County

Lancashire

Country

England

Registration district

Ashton under Lyne

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Catherine

Last name

Baker

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

50

Birth year

1831

Occupation

Mid Wife

Birth place

Ireland

First name(s)

Joseph

Last name

Baker

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

17

Birth year

1864

Occupation

Bolt Maker

Birth place

Ireland

First name(s)

William

Last name

Gaskell

Relationship

Son In Law

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

19

Birth year

1862

Occupation

Coal Miner

Birth place

Stalybridge, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Mary

Last name

Gaskell

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

23

Birth year

1858

Occupation

Cotton Operative

Birth place

Ireland

First name(s)

Hugh

Last name

Gaskell

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

0

Birth year

1881

Occupation

-

Birth place

Stalybridge, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

William H

Last name

Heywood

Relationship

Son In Law

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

21

Birth year

1860

Occupation

Striker For Blacksmith

Birth place

Dukinfield, Cheshire, England

First name(s)

Teresa

Last name

Heywood

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

20

Birth year

1861

Occupation

Cotton Operative

Birth place

Ireland

First name(s)

Catherine

Last name

Heywood

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

1

Birth year

1880

Occupation

-

Birth place

Stalybridge, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Catherine

Last name

Dorcey

Relationship

Grand Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

6

Birth year

1875

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Farnworth, Lancashire, 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 Baker family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Joseph Baker and 9 other people

Baker family summary

NAME
Joseph Baker
BORN
1807
BIRTH COUNTY
-
ADDRESS IN 1881
Ashton under Lyne, Lancashire, England
An original census record
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