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Lavinia Gay in Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding) in the 1881 Census

Details of Lavinia Gay of 132 Briggate, Leeds, Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding), England

First name(s)

Lavinia

Last name

Gay

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

52

Birth year

1829

Occupation

Surgical Instrument Maker

Birth town

Leeds

Birth county

Yorkshire

Birth place

England

Street

132 Briggate

Town

Parish

Leeds

County

Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding)

Country

England

Registration district

Leeds

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Frederick

Last name

Gay

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

19

Birth year

1862

Occupation

Surgical Instrument Maker

Birth place

Leeds, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Jane

Last name

Haddock

Relationship

Sister

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

69

Birth year

1812

Occupation

Assistant Instrument Maker

Birth place

Boltby, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Edith

Last name

Haddock

Relationship

Niece

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

31

Birth year

1850

Occupation

Assistant Surgical Instrument Maker

Birth place

Liverpool, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Elizabeth

Last name

Pepes

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

40

Birth year

1841

Occupation

General Serv (Dom)

Birth place

Easingwold, Yorkshire, 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 Gay family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Lavinia Gay and 4 other people

Gay family summary

NAME
Lavinia Gay
BORN
1829
BIRTH COUNTY
Yorkshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Leeds, Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding), England
An original census record
An original census record

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