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Mathew Cowing in Northumberland in the 1881 Census

Details of Mathew Cowing of Low Hall Farm, Haydon, Northumberland, England

First name(s)

Mathew

Last name

Cowing

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

24

Birth year

1857

Occupation

Farm Manager

Birth town

Haydon

Birth county

Northumberland

Birth place

England

Street

Low Hall Farm

Town

Parish

Haydon

County

Northumberland

Country

England

Registration district

Hexham

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Margaret

Last name

Cowing

Relationship

Sister

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

22

Birth year

1859

Occupation

House Keeper

Birth place

Haydon, Northumberland, England

First name(s)

Mary

Last name

Cowing

Relationship

Sister

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

19

Birth year

1862

Occupation

-

Birth place

Haydon, Northumberland, England

First name(s)

George

Last name

Cowing

Relationship

Brother

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

17

Birth year

1864

Occupation

Joiners Apprentice

Birth place

Haydon, Northumberland, England

First name(s)

Elizabeth

Last name

Cowing

Relationship

Sister

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

15

Birth year

1866

Occupation

-

Birth place

Haydon, Northumberland, England

First name(s)

Annie

Last name

Cowing

Relationship

Sister

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

13

Birth year

1868

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Haydon, Northumberland, England

First name(s)

Robert

Last name

Donniston

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

26

Birth year

1855

Occupation

Farm Servant (Indoors)

Birth place

Corbridge, Northumberland, 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 Cowing family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Mathew Cowing and 6 other people

Cowing family summary

NAME
Mathew Cowing
BORN
1857
BIRTH COUNTY
Northumberland
ADDRESS IN 1881
Haydon, Northumberland, England
An original census record
An original census record

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