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Mordecai Harris in Glamorganshire in the 1881 Census

Details of Mordecai Harris of 30 Argyle Street, Swansea (Town), Glamorganshire, Wales

First name(s)

Mordecai

Last name

Harris

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Widower

Gender

Male

Age

70

Birth year

1811

Occupation

Watchmaker & Optician

Birth town

Birth county

Birth place

Poland (Russia)

Street

30 Argyle Street

Town

Parish

Swansea (Town)

County

Glamorganshire

Country

Wales

Registration district

Swansea

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Hesther

Last name

Harris

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

38

Birth year

1843

Occupation

Pawnbroker

Birth place

Swansea, Glamorganshire, Wales

First name(s)

Fanny

Last name

Harris

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

35

Birth year

1846

Occupation

Assistant Pawnbroker

Birth place

Swansea, Glamorganshire, Wales

First name(s)

Sarah

Last name

Harris

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

32

Birth year

1849

Occupation

Assistant Pawnbroker

Birth place

Swansea, Glamorganshire, Wales

First name(s)

Benjamin

Last name

Harris

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

29

Birth year

1852

Occupation

Watchmaker & Teacher Of Navigation

Birth place

Swansea, Glamorganshire, Wales

First name(s)

David

Last name

Harris

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

27

Birth year

1854

Occupation

Science Teacher (Physics)

Birth place

Swansea, Glamorganshire, Wales

First name(s)

Miriam

Last name

Harris

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

21

Birth year

1860

Occupation

No Occupation

Birth place

Swansea, Glamorganshire, Wales

First name(s)

Sarah J

Last name

Harris

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

20

Birth year

1861

Occupation

Domestic Servant

Birth place

Swansea, Glamorganshire, Wales

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 Harris family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Mordecai Harris and 7 other people

Harris family summary

NAME
Mordecai Harris
BORN
1811
BIRTH COUNTY
-
ADDRESS IN 1881
Swansea (Town), Glamorganshire, Wales
An original census record
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