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Mary Sophia Pownall in Surrey, London in the 1881 Census

Details of Mary Sophia Pownall of 8 Oak Villas, Merton, Surrey, London, England

First name(s)

Mary Sophia

Last name

Pownall

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

44

Birth year

1837

Occupation

Annuitant

Birth town

Camberwell

Birth county

Surrey

Birth place

England

Street

8 Oak Villas

Town

Parish

Merton

County

Surrey, London

Country

England

Registration district

Croydon

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Agnes S

Last name

Pownall

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

26

Birth year

1855

Occupation

Daily Governess

Birth place

St John's Wood, Middlesex, England

First name(s)

Gabriel P

Last name

Banead

Relationship

Nephew

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

2

Birth year

1879

Occupation

-

Birth place

Croydon, Surrey, England

First name(s)

Agnes

Last name

Cooper

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

23

Birth year

1858

Occupation

General Domestic Serv

Birth place

South Cliffe, 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 Pownall family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Mary Sophia Pownall and 3 other people

Pownall family summary

NAME
Mary Sophia Pownall
BORN
1837
BIRTH COUNTY
Surrey
ADDRESS IN 1881
Merton, Surrey, London, England
An original census record
An original census record

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