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Joseph Smeet in Northumberland in the 1881 Census

Details of Joseph Smeet of 23 Brunel Street, Elswick, Northumberland, England

First name(s)

Joseph

Last name

Smeet

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Widower

Gender

Male

Age

37

Birth year

1844

Occupation

Engineer (E & M)

Birth town

Whitley

Birth county

Northumberland

Birth place

England

Street

23 Brunel Street

Town

Parish

Elswick

County

Northumberland

Country

England

Registration district

Newcastle upon Tyne

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Isabella

Last name

Turner

Relationship

Aunt

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

72

Birth year

1809

Occupation

?

Birth place

Warkworth, Northumberland, England

First name(s)

Mary

Last name

Bell

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

17

Birth year

1864

Occupation

Servant

Birth place

Wooler, Northumberland, 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 Smeet family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Joseph Smeet and 2 other people

Smeet family summary

NAME
Joseph Smeet
BORN
1844
BIRTH COUNTY
Northumberland
ADDRESS IN 1881
Elswick, Northumberland, England
An original census record
An original census record

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