Skip to content

Mary Smith in London, Middlesex in the 1881 Census

Details of Mary Smith of 508 Commercial Road, Ratcliff, London, Middlesex, England

First name(s)

Mary

Last name

Smith

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

57

Birth year

1824

Occupation

Shopwoman

Birth town

Rotherhithe

Birth county

Kent

Birth place

England

Street

508 Commercial Road

Town

Parish

Ratcliff

County

London, Middlesex

Country

England

Registration district

Stepney

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Elizabeth

Last name

Short

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

20

Birth year

1861

Occupation

Shopgirl

Birth place

Bow, Middlesex, 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 Smith family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Mary Smith and 1 other people

Smith family summary

NAME
Mary Smith
BORN
1824
BIRTH COUNTY
Kent
ADDRESS IN 1881
Ratcliff, London, Middlesex, England
An original census record
An original census record

Not what you're looking for?