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Neal Sweeney in Durham in the 1881 Census

Details of Neal Sweeney of 21 Streatham Street, Stranton, Durham, England

First name(s)

Neal

Last name

Sweeney

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

42

Birth year

1839

Occupation

Iron Ship Caulker

Birth town

Birth county

Donegal

Birth place

Ireland

Street

21 Streatham Street

Town

Parish

Stranton

County

Durham

Country

England

Registration district

Hartlepool

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Ellen

Last name

Sweeney

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

40

Birth year

1841

Occupation

-

Birth place

Ireland

First name(s)

William

Last name

Sweeney

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

20

Birth year

1861

Occupation

Caulker (Ship)

Birth place

West Hartlepool, Durham, England

First name(s)

Margery

Last name

Sweeney

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

10

Birth year

1871

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

West Hartlepool, Durham, England

First name(s)

James

Last name

Sweeney

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

8

Birth year

1873

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

West Hartlepool, Durham, England

First name(s)

Neal

Last name

Sweeney

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

6

Birth year

1875

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

West Hartlepool, Durham, England

First name(s)

John

Last name

Sweeney

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

2

Birth year

1879

Occupation

-

Birth place

West Hartlepool, Durham, England

First name(s)

Leanney

Last name

Sweeney

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

0

Birth year

1881

Occupation

-

Birth place

West Hartlepool, Durham, England

First name(s)

Michael

Last name

Gillespie

Relationship

Lodger

Marital status

Widower

Gender

Male

Age

60

Birth year

1821

Occupation

Caulker (Ship)

Birth place

Mayo, Ireland

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 Sweeney family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Neal Sweeney and 8 other people

Sweeney family summary

NAME
Neal Sweeney
BORN
1839
BIRTH COUNTY
Donegal
ADDRESS IN 1881
Stranton, Durham, England
An original census record
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