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Peter Dillon in Lancashire in the 1881 Census

Details of Peter Dillon of 168 King Street, Ashton under Lyne, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Peter

Last name

Dillon

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

66

Birth year

1815

Occupation

Tailor

Birth town

Birth county

Longford

Birth place

Ireland

Street

168 King Street

Town

Parish

Ashton under Lyne

County

Lancashire

Country

England

Registration district

Ashton under Lyne

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Mary

Last name

Dillon

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

66

Birth year

1815

Occupation

Winder

Birth place

Longford, Ireland

First name(s)

Kate

Last name

Dillon

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

26

Birth year

1855

Occupation

Seamstress

Birth place

Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Thomas

Last name

Dillon

Relationship

Grand Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

5

Birth year

1876

Occupation

-

Birth place

Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Edward

Last name

Dillon

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

42

Birth year

1839

Occupation

Tailor

Birth place

Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Mary

Last name

Dillon

Relationship

Daughter In Law

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

42

Birth year

1839

Occupation

Seamstress

Birth place

Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Elen

Last name

Dunn

Relationship

Boarder

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

52

Birth year

1829

Occupation

Winder

Birth place

Longford, 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 Dillon family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Peter Dillon and 6 other people

Dillon family summary

NAME
Peter Dillon
BORN
1815
BIRTH COUNTY
Longford
ADDRESS IN 1881
Ashton under Lyne, Lancashire, England
An original census record
An original census record

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