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Mary A Riley in Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding) in the 1881 Census

Details of Mary A Riley of Prospect Row, Ovenden, Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding), England

First name(s)

Mary A

Last name

Riley

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

41

Birth year

1840

Occupation

Schoolmistress

Birth town

Chelsea

Birth county

Middlesex

Birth place

England

Street

Prospect Row

Town

Parish

Ovenden

County

Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding)

Country

England

Registration district

Halifax

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Alice

Last name

Riley

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

17

Birth year

1864

Occupation

Pupil Teacher (Sch)

Birth place

Blackburn, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Annie

Last name

Riley

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

16

Birth year

1865

Occupation

Pupil Teacher (Sch)

Birth place

Blackburn, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Esther

Last name

Riley

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

13

Birth year

1868

Occupation

Candidate P T (Sch)

Birth place

Blackburn, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Clara

Last name

Riley

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

12

Birth year

1869

Occupation

Stays At Home

Birth place

Blackburn, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Edmond

Last name

Riley

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

10

Birth year

1871

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Blackburn, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Elizabeth

Last name

Riley

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

5

Birth year

1876

Occupation

-

Birth place

Blackburn, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Margaret

Last name

Ross

Relationship

None

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

20

Birth year

1861

Occupation

Assistant Schoolmistress

Birth place

Sunderland, Durham, 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 Riley family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Mary A Riley and 7 other people

Riley family summary

NAME
Mary A Riley
BORN
1840
BIRTH COUNTY
Middlesex
ADDRESS IN 1881
Ovenden, Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding), England
An original census record
An original census record

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