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Michael Ford in Devon in the 1881 Census

Details of Michael Ford of Parsonage Farm, Alwington, Devon, England

First name(s)

Michael

Last name

Ford

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

65

Birth year

1816

Occupation

Farmer 60 Acres 1 Man

Birth town

Burrington

Birth county

Devon

Birth place

England

Street

Parsonage Farm

Town

Parish

Alwington

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)

Elizabeth

Last name

Ford

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

72

Birth year

1809

Occupation

Farmers Wife

Birth place

Clovelly, Devon, England

First name(s)

Sarah Jane

Last name

Ford

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

28

Birth year

1853

Occupation

Domestic Servant

Birth place

Littleham, Devon, England

First name(s)

John T

Last name

Wade

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

14

Birth year

1867

Occupation

Farm Servant Domestic

Birth place

Westleigh, Devon, England

First name(s)

Asa W

Last name

Wade

Relationship

Grand Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

12

Birth year

1869

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Westleigh, Devon, England

First name(s)

Sarah J

Last name

Wade

Relationship

Grand Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

10

Birth year

1871

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Westleigh, Devon, England

First name(s)

Maria

Last name

Squire

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

30

Birth year

1851

Occupation

Ag Lab Wife

Birth place

Littleham, Devon, England

First name(s)

Michael

Last name

Squire

Relationship

Grand Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

2

Birth year

1879

Occupation

-

Birth place

Shebbear, Devon, England

First name(s)

Lucy

Last name

Mudge

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

16

Birth year

1865

Occupation

Domestic Servant

Birth place

Huntshaw, 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 Ford family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Michael Ford and 8 other people

Ford family summary

NAME
Michael Ford
BORN
1816
BIRTH COUNTY
Devon
ADDRESS IN 1881
Alwington, Devon, England
An original census record
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