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Michael Elford in Cornwall in the 1881 Census

Details of Michael Elford of Tregaina Farm House, Trevalga, Cornwall, England

First name(s)

Michael

Last name

Elford

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

45

Birth year

1836

Occupation

Farmer Of 100 Acres Employing (2 Men)

Birth town

Minster

Birth county

Cornwall

Birth place

England

Street

Tregaina Farm House

Town

Parish

Trevalga

County

Cornwall

Country

England

Registration district

Camelford

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Susan

Last name

Elford

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

42

Birth year

1839

Occupation

((Farmers Wife))

Birth place

Lanteglos, Cornwall, England

First name(s)

Mary

Last name

Elford

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

18

Birth year

1863

Occupation

((Farmers Daughter))

Birth place

Trevalga, Cornwall, England

First name(s)

Edward

Last name

Elford

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

17

Birth year

1864

Occupation

Farmers ((Son))(Lab)

Birth place

Trevalga, Cornwall, England

First name(s)

Sarah

Last name

Elford

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

8

Birth year

1873

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Trevalga, Cornwall, England

First name(s)

Emily Eva

Last name

Elford

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

7

Birth year

1874

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Trevalga, Cornwall, England

First name(s)

William Henry

Last name

Elford

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

5

Birth year

1876

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Trevalga, Cornwall, England

First name(s)

Susan

Last name

Elford

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

2

Birth year

1879

Occupation

-

Birth place

Trevalga, Cornwall, England

First name(s)

Francis

Last name

Hill

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

18

Birth year

1863

Occupation

Farm Servant (Indoor)

Birth place

Trevalga, Cornwall, 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 Elford family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Michael Elford and 8 other people

Elford family summary

NAME
Michael Elford
BORN
1836
BIRTH COUNTY
Cornwall
ADDRESS IN 1881
Trevalga, Cornwall, England
An original census record
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