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Joseph Hird in Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding) in the 1881 Census

Details of Joseph Hird of Leeds Old Road, Otley, Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding), England

First name(s)

Joseph

Last name

Hird

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

23

Birth year

1858

Occupation

Farmer Son

Birth town

Shipley

Birth county

Yorkshire

Birth place

England

Street

Leeds Old Road

Town

Parish

Otley

County

Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding)

Country

England

Registration district

Wharfedale

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

John

Last name

Hird

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Widower

Gender

Male

Age

55

Birth year

1826

Occupation

Farmer Of 88 Acres

Birth place

Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

John E

Last name

Hird

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

25

Birth year

1856

Occupation

Farmer Son

Birth place

Bingley, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Sarah

Last name

Thornber

Relationship

-

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

48

Birth year

1833

Occupation

Housekeeper

Birth place

Coniston Cold, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Herbert

Last name

Thornber

Relationship

-

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

8

Birth year

1873

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.

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See the whole Hird family in this 1881 Census record

Includes Joseph Hird and 4 other people

NAME
Joseph Hird
BORN
1858
BIRTH COUNTY
Yorkshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Otley, Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding), England
An original census record

This census includes:

  • Details of all household members
  • Birth dates & locations
  • Occupations
  • Full house address

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