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Peter Anderson in London, Middlesex in the 1881 Census

Details of Peter Anderson of 22 Burr Street, St Botolph Without Aldgate Aka East Smithfield, London, Middlesex, England

First name(s)

Peter

Last name

Anderson

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

58

Birth year

1823

Occupation

Excise Off H M Customs

Birth town

Birth county

Aberdeenshire

Birth place

Scotland

Street

22 Burr Street

Town

Parish

St Botolph Without Aldgate Aka East Smithfield

County

London, Middlesex

Country

England

Registration district

Whitechapel

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Harriet

Last name

Anderson

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

54

Birth year

1827

Occupation

-

Birth place

Whitechapel, Middlesex, England

First name(s)

Thomas

Last name

Paxoe

Relationship

Boarder

Marital status

Widower

Gender

Male

Age

40

Birth year

1841

Occupation

Wharfinger

Birth place

Aldgate, Middlesex, England

First name(s)

Thomas

Last name

Newcomb

Relationship

Boarder

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

26

Birth year

1855

Occupation

Lighter Man Master

Birth place

Tottenham, Middlesex, England

First name(s)

Jane

Last name

Cowards

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

16

Birth year

1865

Occupation

General Servant

Birth place

Limehouse, 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.

See the whole Anderson family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Peter Anderson and 4 other people

Anderson family summary

NAME
Peter Anderson
BORN
1823
BIRTH COUNTY
Aberdeenshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
St Botolph Without Aldgate Aka East Smithfield, London, Middlesex, England
An original census record
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