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Margaret Donovan in London, Middlesex in the 1881 Census

Details of Margaret Donovan of 34 Gt Pearl Street, Spitalfields, London, Middlesex, England

First name(s)

Margaret

Last name

Donovan

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

50

Birth year

1831

Occupation

Birth town

Birth county

Birth place

Ireland

Street

34 Gt Pearl Street

Town

Parish

Spitalfields

County

London, Middlesex

Country

England

Registration district

Whitechapel

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Dennis

Last name

Donovan

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

26

Birth year

1855

Occupation

Scavenger Unemployed

Birth place

Clerkenwell, Middlesex, England

First name(s)

Catherine

Last name

Donovan

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

21

Birth year

1860

Occupation

Cigar Maker

Birth place

Clerkenwell, Middlesex, England

First name(s)

John

Last name

Donovan

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

19

Birth year

1862

Occupation

Rope Maker

Birth place

Clerkenwell, Middlesex, England

First name(s)

Michael

Last name

Donovan

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

17

Birth year

1864

Occupation

Scavenger

Birth place

Clerkenwell, Middlesex, England

First name(s)

Ellen

Last name

Donovan

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

12

Birth year

1869

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Clerkenwell, Middlesex, England

First name(s)

James

Last name

Donovan

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

10

Birth year

1871

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Clerkenwell, Middlesex, England

First name(s)

Charles

Last name

Chiperfield

Relationship

Visitor

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

13

Birth year

1868

Occupation

Gen Lab

Birth place

Clerkenwell, 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 Donovan family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Margaret Donovan and 7 other people

Donovan family summary

NAME
Margaret Donovan
BORN
1831
BIRTH COUNTY
-
ADDRESS IN 1881
Spitalfields, London, Middlesex, England
An original census record
An original census record

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