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Margaret Jane Silk in Worcestershire in the 1881 Census

Details of Margaret Jane Silk of 106 Bromsgrove Street, Kidderminster Old Borough, Worcestershire, England

First name(s)

Margaret Jane

Last name

Silk

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

46

Birth year

1835

Occupation

Yarn Winder C

Birth town

Much Wenlock

Birth county

Shropshire

Birth place

England

Street

106 Bromsgrove Street

Town

Parish

Kidderminster Old Borough

County

Worcestershire

Country

England

Registration district

Kidderminster

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 Silk family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Margaret Jane Silk

Silk family summary

NAME
Margaret Jane Silk
BORN
1835
BIRTH COUNTY
Shropshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Kidderminster Old Borough, Worcestershire, England
An original census record
An original census record

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