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Mary Showell in Jersey in the 1881 Census

Details of Mary Showell of 18 Pier Road, St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands

First name(s)

Mary

Last name

Showell

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

83

Birth year

1798

Occupation

Dressmaker

Birth town

Birth county

Birth place

Canada

Street

18 Pier Road

Town

Parish

St Helier

County

Jersey

Country

Channel Islands

Registration district

Jersey

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Joshua

Last name

Showell

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

40

Birth year

1841

Occupation

Labourer

Birth place

Jersey, Channel Islands

First name(s)

Annie

Last name

Showell

Relationship

Daughter In Law Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

26

Birth year

1855

Occupation

House Keeper

Birth place

Jersey, Channel Islands

First name(s)

Annie

Last name

Showell

Relationship

Step Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

5

Birth year

1876

Occupation

-

Birth place

Jersey, Channel Islands

First name(s)

Richard

Last name

Showell

Relationship

Step Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

3

Birth year

1878

Occupation

-

Birth place

Jersey, Channel Islands

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 Showell family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Mary Showell and 4 other people

Showell family summary

NAME
Mary Showell
BORN
1798
BIRTH COUNTY
-
ADDRESS IN 1881
St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands
An original census record
An original census record

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