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Michael Elliott in Devon in the 1881 Census

Details of Michael Elliott of East Lodge, Clovelly, Devon, England

First name(s)

Michael

Last name

Elliott

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

61

Birth year

1820

Occupation

Engine Driver (Navy Pensioner)

Birth town

Wexford

Birth county

Wexford

Birth place

Ireland

Street

East Lodge

Town

Parish

Clovelly

County

Devon

Country

England

Registration district

Bideford

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Mary

Last name

Elliott

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

54

Birth year

1827

Occupation

Wife

Birth place

Carmarthenshire, Wales

First name(s)

Thomas

Last name

Elliott

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

19

Birth year

1862

Occupation

Gardener (Assistant) (Dom)

Birth place

Clovelly, Devon, England

First name(s)

Elizabeth

Last name

Elliott

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

17

Birth year

1864

Occupation

Housemaid

Birth place

Clovelly, Devon, England

First name(s)

Francis

Last name

Elliott

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

16

Birth year

1865

Occupation

Gardener (Assistant) (Dom)

Birth place

Alwington, Devon, England

First name(s)

Lydia

Last name

Elliott

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

14

Birth year

1867

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Parkham, Devon, England

First name(s)

George

Last name

Elliott

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

12

Birth year

1869

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Parkham, Devon, 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 Elliott family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Michael Elliott and 6 other people

Elliott family summary

NAME
Michael Elliott
BORN
1820
BIRTH COUNTY
Wexford
ADDRESS IN 1881
Clovelly, Devon, England
An original census record
An original census record

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