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Matthew Derwent in Cheshire in the 1881 Census

Details of Matthew Derwent of 27 Back Castle Street, Dukinfield (Cheshire), Cheshire, England

First name(s)

Matthew

Last name

Derwent

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Widower

Gender

Male

Age

52

Birth year

1829

Occupation

General Labourer

Birth town

Stalybridge

Birth county

Lancashire

Birth place

England

Street

27 Back Castle Street

Town

Parish

Dukinfield (Cheshire)

County

Cheshire

Country

England

Registration district

Ashton under Lyne

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Joseph E

Last name

Derwent

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

26

Birth year

1855

Occupation

Minder Cotton Mill

Birth place

Stalybridge, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Peter

Last name

Derwent

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

20

Birth year

1861

Occupation

Cotton Piecer

Birth place

Stalybridge, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Barnard

Last name

Derwent

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

13

Birth year

1868

Occupation

Cotton Scavenger

Birth place

Stalybridge, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Winfred

Last name

Derwent

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

9

Birth year

1872

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Stalybridge, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Winfred

Last name

Horby ?

Relationship

Relative

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

63

Birth year

1818

Occupation

Housekeeper

Birth place

Ireland

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 Derwent family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Matthew Derwent and 5 other people

Derwent family summary

NAME
Matthew Derwent
BORN
1829
BIRTH COUNTY
Lancashire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Dukinfield (Cheshire), Cheshire, England
An original census record
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