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Joseph Higgs in Staffordshire in the 1881 Census

Details of Joseph Higgs of Brettle Lane, Kingswinford (Stafford), Staffordshire, England

First name(s)

Joseph

Last name

Higgs

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

33

Birth year

1848

Occupation

Solicitor

Birth town

Kingswinford

Birth county

Worcestershire

Birth place

England

Street

Brettle Lane

Town

Parish

Kingswinford (Stafford)

County

Staffordshire

Country

England

Registration district

Stourbridge

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Eliza

Last name

Higgs

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

25

Birth year

1856

Occupation

-

Birth place

Kingswinford, Worcestershire, England

First name(s)

Joseph Thomas

Last name

Higgs

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

4

Birth year

1877

Occupation

-

Birth place

Kingswinford, Worcestershire, England

First name(s)

David Vernon

Last name

Higgs

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

3

Birth year

1878

Occupation

-

Birth place

Kingswinford, Worcestershire, England

First name(s)

James Howard

Last name

Higgs

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

1

Birth year

1880

Occupation

-

Birth place

Kingswinford, Worcestershire, England

First name(s)

Ada Ann

Last name

Priest

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

21

Birth year

1860

Occupation

Domestic Servant

Birth place

Kingswinford, Worcestershire, England

First name(s)

Hannah

Last name

Priest

Relationship

Nurse

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

14

Birth year

1867

Occupation

Nurse (Dom)

Birth place

Kingswinford, Worcestershire, 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 Higgs family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Joseph Higgs and 6 other people

Higgs family summary

NAME
Joseph Higgs
BORN
1848
BIRTH COUNTY
Worcestershire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Kingswinford (Stafford), Staffordshire, England
An original census record
An original census record

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