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Oscar Wilde in London, Middlesex in the 1881 Census

Details of Oscar Wilde of 1 Tite Street, Chelsea, London, Middlesex, England

First name(s)

Oscar

Last name

Wilde

Relationship

Boarder

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

24

Birth year

1857

Occupation

Literature (Author)

Birth town

Dublin

Birth county

Dublin

Birth place

Ireland

Street

1 Tite Street

Town

Parish

Chelsea

County

London, Middlesex

Country

England

Registration district

Chelsea

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Frank

Last name

Miles

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

28

Birth year

1853

Occupation

Artist

Birth place

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England

First name(s)

Jane

Last name

Large

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

43

Birth year

1838

Occupation

Housekeeper

Birth place

Kent, England

First name(s)

John

Last name

Large

Relationship

Visitor

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

13

Birth year

1868

Occupation

Apprentice To Shoemaker

Birth place

London, Middlesex, England

First name(s)

Robert

Last name

Fletcher

Relationship

Visitor

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

22

Birth year

1859

Occupation

Printer

Birth place

London, Middlesex, 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.

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See the whole Wilde family in this 1881 Census record

Includes Oscar Wilde and 4 other people

NAME
Oscar Wilde
BORN
1857
BIRTH COUNTY
Dublin
ADDRESS IN 1881
Chelsea, London, Middlesex, England
An original census record

This census includes:

  • Details of all household members
  • Birth dates & locations
  • Occupations
  • Full house address

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