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Michael Bell in London, Middlesex in the 1881 Census

Details of Michael Bell of 67 Bromley Street, Ratcliff, London, Middlesex, England

First name(s)

Michael

Last name

Bell

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

58

Birth year

1823

Occupation

Coal Traveller

Birth town

Sedgefield

Birth county

Durham

Birth place

England

Street

67 Bromley Street

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)

Sarah A

Last name

Bell

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

62

Birth year

1819

Occupation

-

Birth place

Spaxton, Somerset, England

First name(s)

James B

Last name

Bell

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

26

Birth year

1855

Occupation

Steam Tug Agent

Birth place

Sedgefield, Durham, England

First name(s)

Tom Veysey

Last name

Bell

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

18

Birth year

1863

Occupation

Shorthand Writer

Birth place

Peckham, Surrey, 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 Bell family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Michael Bell and 3 other people

Bell family summary

NAME
Michael Bell
BORN
1823
BIRTH COUNTY
Durham
ADDRESS IN 1881
Ratcliff, London, Middlesex, England
An original census record
An original census record

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