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Mary Ann Shelley in Somerset in the 1881 Census

Details of Mary Ann Shelley of 16 Lansdown Place East, Bath Walcot, Somerset, England

First name(s)

Mary Ann

Last name

Shelley

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

66

Birth year

1815

Occupation

Dividends &c

Birth town

Southampton

Birth county

Hampshire

Birth place

England

Street

16 Lansdown Place East

Town

Parish

Bath Walcot

County

Somerset

Country

England

Registration district

Bath

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Frances Grant

Last name

Shelley

Relationship

Sister

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

56

Birth year

1825

Occupation

Dividends

Birth place

Southampton, Hampshire, England

First name(s)

Edith

Last name

Littledale

Relationship

Visitor Friend

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

32

Birth year

1849

Occupation

Daughter Of Barrister

Birth place

Bolton, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Bessie

Last name

Baker

Relationship

Servant Housemaid

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

22

Birth year

1859

Occupation

Domestic Servant (Housemaid) ((Servant))

Birth place

Wiltshire, England

First name(s)

Ann

Last name

Thomas

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

19

Birth year

1862

Occupation

Cook Domestic Servant

Birth place

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, 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 Shelley family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Mary Ann Shelley and 4 other people

Shelley family summary

NAME
Mary Ann Shelley
BORN
1815
BIRTH COUNTY
Hampshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Bath Walcot, Somerset, England
An original census record
An original census record

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