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Joseph Staples in London, Middlesex in the 1881 Census

Details of Joseph Staples of 1 Princes Place, Limehouse, London, Middlesex, England

First name(s)

Joseph

Last name

Staples

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

57

Birth year

1824

Occupation

Labourer In Coal Boats

Birth town

Taunton

Birth county

Somerset

Birth place

England

Street

1 Princes Place

Town

Parish

Limehouse

County

London, Middlesex

Country

England

Registration district

Stepney

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Maria

Last name

Staples

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

46

Birth year

1835

Occupation

Sempstress

Birth place

Shadwell, Middlesex, England

First name(s)

Robert

Last name

Staples

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

18

Birth year

1863

Occupation

Labourer In Iron Works

Birth place

Limehouse, Middlesex, England

First name(s)

Mary Jane

Last name

Staples

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

16

Birth year

1865

Occupation

Seamstress

Birth place

Ratcliff, Middlesex, England

First name(s)

Joseph

Last name

Staples

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

10

Birth year

1871

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Limehouse, Middlesex, England

First name(s)

Charles Wm

Last name

Baker

Relationship

Son In Law

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

22

Birth year

1859

Occupation

Dock Clerk

Birth place

Lambeth, Surrey, England

First name(s)

Betsy

Last name

Baker

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

21

Birth year

1860

Occupation

Sempstress

Birth place

Ratcliff, Middlesex, England

First name(s)

Charles M

Last name

Baker

Relationship

Grand Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

2

Birth year

1879

Occupation

-

Birth place

Limehouse, Middlesex, England

First name(s)

Martha

Last name

Baker

Relationship

Grand Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

0

Birth year

1881

Occupation

-

Birth place

Limehouse, Middlesex, 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 Staples family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Joseph Staples and 8 other people

Staples family summary

NAME
Joseph Staples
BORN
1824
BIRTH COUNTY
Somerset
ADDRESS IN 1881
Limehouse, London, Middlesex, England
An original census record
An original census record

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