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Mary Benson in Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding) in the 1881 Census

Details of Mary Benson of 16 Harlow Terrace, Pannal, Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding), England

First name(s)

Mary

Last name

Benson

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

49

Birth year

1832

Occupation

Lodging House Keeper

Birth town

Easingwold

Birth county

Yorkshire

Birth place

England

Street

16 Harlow Terrace

Town

Parish

Pannal

County

Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding)

Country

England

Registration district

Knaresborough

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

William

Last name

Yates

Relationship

Boarder

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

48

Birth year

1833

Occupation

Baker

Birth place

Pool, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Francis

Last name

Buckton

Relationship

Boarder

Marital status

Widower

Gender

Male

Age

37

Birth year

1844

Occupation

Carver & Gilder

Birth place

Kilvington, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

William

Last name

Buckton

Relationship

Boarder

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

8

Birth year

1873

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Holbeck, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Tom

Last name

Buckton

Relationship

Boarder

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

7

Birth year

1874

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Harrogate, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Francis G

Last name

Buckton

Relationship

Boarder

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

6

Birth year

1875

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Harrogate, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Annie

Last name

Thompson

Relationship

Visitor

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

19

Birth year

1862

Occupation

Domestic Serv Unemployed

Birth place

Harrogate, 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 Benson family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Mary Benson and 6 other people

Benson family summary

NAME
Mary Benson
BORN
1832
BIRTH COUNTY
Yorkshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Pannal, Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding), England
An original census record
An original census record

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