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Joseph Parkes in Worcestershire, Staffordshire in the 1881 Census

Details of Joseph Parkes of 38 Cross Street, Dudley (Worcs), Worcestershire, Staffordshire, England

First name(s)

Joseph

Last name

Parkes

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

39

Birth year

1842

Occupation

Coal Miner

Birth town

Dudley

Birth county

Worcestershire

Birth place

England

Street

38 Cross Street

Town

Parish

Dudley (Worcs)

County

Worcestershire, Staffordshire

Country

England

Registration district

Dudley

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Mary

Last name

Parkes

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

34

Birth year

1847

Occupation

-

Birth place

Dudley, Worcestershire, England

First name(s)

Thomas

Last name

Parkes

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

12

Birth year

1869

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Dudley, Worcestershire, England

First name(s)

Mary E

Last name

Parkes

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

9

Birth year

1872

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Dudley, Worcestershire, England

First name(s)

Hannah

Last name

Parkes

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

7

Birth year

1874

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Dudley, Worcestershire, England

First name(s)

Edward

Last name

Parkes

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

4

Birth year

1877

Occupation

-

Birth place

Dudley, Worcestershire, England

First name(s)

Phoebe

Last name

Parkes

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

1

Birth year

1880

Occupation

-

Birth place

Dudley, 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 Parkes family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Joseph Parkes and 6 other people

Parkes family summary

NAME
Joseph Parkes
BORN
1842
BIRTH COUNTY
Worcestershire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Dudley (Worcs), Worcestershire, Staffordshire, England
An original census record
An original census record

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