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Matthew Paxton in Northamptonshire in the 1881 Census

Details of Matthew Paxton of Brackley St James Bridge Street, Brackley St James, Northamptonshire, England

First name(s)

Matthew

Last name

Paxton

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

55

Birth year

1826

Occupation

Painter Etc

Birth town

Hinton in the Hedges

Birth county

Northamptonshire

Birth place

England

Street

Brackley St James Bridge Street

Town

Parish

Brackley St James

County

Northamptonshire

Country

England

Registration district

Brackley

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Sarah

Last name

Paxton

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

58

Birth year

1823

Occupation

-

Birth place

Northamptonshire, England

First name(s)

Frederic

Last name

Paxton

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

19

Birth year

1862

Occupation

Carpenter

Birth place

Northamptonshire, England

First name(s)

Esau

Last name

Basley

Relationship

Visitor

Marital status

Widower

Gender

Male

Age

71

Birth year

1810

Occupation

Retired Farmer

Birth place

Evenley, Northamptonshire, 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 Paxton family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Matthew Paxton and 3 other people

Paxton family summary

NAME
Matthew Paxton
BORN
1826
BIRTH COUNTY
Northamptonshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Brackley St James, Northamptonshire, England
An original census record
An original census record

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