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Joseph Walton Bell in Northumberland in the 1881 Census

Details of Joseph Walton Bell of Delegate Hall, Hexham, Northumberland, England

First name(s)

Joseph Walton

Last name

Bell

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

57

Birth year

1824

Occupation

Woodman

Birth town

Nenthead

Birth county

Cumberland

Birth place

England

Street

Delegate Hall

Town

Parish

Hexham

County

Northumberland

Country

England

Registration district

Hexham

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Ann

Last name

Bell

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

61

Birth year

1820

Occupation

-

Birth place

Allendale, Northumberland, England

First name(s)

Robert Walton

Last name

Bell

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Widower

Gender

Male

Age

29

Birth year

1852

Occupation

Cabinet Maker

Birth place

Nenthead, Cumberland, England

First name(s)

Elizabeth

Last name

Bell

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

25

Birth year

1856

Occupation

Dressmaker

Birth place

Hexham, Northumberland, England

First name(s)

Mary Ann

Last name

Bell

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

22

Birth year

1859

Occupation

Dressmaker

Birth place

Hexham, Northumberland, England

First name(s)

Sarah Jane

Last name

Bell

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

18

Birth year

1863

Occupation

Dressmaker

Birth place

Hexham, Northumberland, England

First name(s)

Annie E

Last name

Bell

Relationship

Grand Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

6

Birth year

1875

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Newcastle on Tyne, Northumberland, England

First name(s)

Florence Jane

Last name

Bell

Relationship

Grand Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

3

Birth year

1878

Occupation

-

Birth place

Hexham, 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 Bell family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Joseph Walton Bell and 7 other people

Bell family summary

NAME
Joseph Walton Bell
BORN
1824
BIRTH COUNTY
Cumberland
ADDRESS IN 1881
Hexham, Northumberland, England
An original census record
An original census record

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