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Joseph Lewis in Staffordshire in the 1881 Census

Details of Joseph Lewis of 163 Dudley Street, Kingswinford (Stafford), Staffordshire, England

First name(s)

Joseph

Last name

Lewis

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

28

Birth year

1853

Occupation

Commercial Clerk

Birth town

West Bromwich

Birth county

Staffordshire

Birth place

England

Street

163 Dudley Street

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)

Annie

Last name

Lewis

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

24

Birth year

1857

Occupation

-

Birth place

Netherton, Worcestershire, England

First name(s)

Joseph

Last name

Lewis

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

2

Birth year

1879

Occupation

-

Birth place

Brierley Hill, Staffordshire, England

First name(s)

Harry

Last name

Lewis

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

0

Birth year

1881

Occupation

-

Birth place

Brierley Hill, Staffordshire, England

First name(s)

Margaret

Last name

Lewis

Relationship

Mother

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

67

Birth year

1814

Occupation

Annuitant

Birth place

Dawley, Shropshire, England

First name(s)

Louisa

Last name

Higgs

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

15

Birth year

1866

Occupation

Domestic Servant

Birth place

Brierley Hill, Staffordshire, 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 Lewis family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Joseph Lewis and 5 other people

Lewis family summary

NAME
Joseph Lewis
BORN
1853
BIRTH COUNTY
Staffordshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Kingswinford (Stafford), Staffordshire, England
An original census record
An original census record

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