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Nelson Eli Shaw in Jersey in the 1881 Census

Details of Nelson Eli Shaw of 10 York Street, St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands

First name(s)

Nelson Eli

Last name

Shaw

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

45

Birth year

1836

Occupation

Accountant Insurance Agent

Birth town

Birth county

Birth place

Street

10 York Street

Town

Parish

St Helier

County

Jersey

Country

Channel Islands

Registration district

Jersey

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Martha

Last name

Shaw

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

41

Birth year

1840

Occupation

Toy Shopkeeper

Birth place

-

First name(s)

Edith M

Last name

Shaw

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

18

Birth year

1863

Occupation

Toy Assistant

Birth place

-

First name(s)

Nelson E

Last name

Shaw

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

16

Birth year

1865

Occupation

Tin Plate Worker

Birth place

-

First name(s)

Rebecca M

Last name

Shaw

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

14

Birth year

1867

Occupation

Shop Assistant

Birth place

-

First name(s)

John A

Last name

Cummings

Relationship

Boarder

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

31

Birth year

1850

Occupation

Paper Hanger

Birth place

-

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 Shaw family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Nelson Eli Shaw and 5 other people

Shaw family summary

NAME
Nelson Eli Shaw
BORN
1836
BIRTH COUNTY
-
ADDRESS IN 1881
St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands
An original census record
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