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Philip Parsons in Cornwall in the 1881 Census

Details of Philip Parsons of Trespearn, Laneast, Cornwall, England

First name(s)

Philip

Last name

Parsons

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Widower

Gender

Male

Age

59

Birth year

1822

Occupation

Farmer Of 200 Acres Employing 2 Men And 2 Boys

Birth town

Laneast

Birth county

Cornwall

Birth place

England

Street

Trespearn

Town

Parish

Laneast

County

Cornwall

Country

England

Registration district

Launceston

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Mary A

Last name

Cock

Relationship

Housekeeper

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

45

Birth year

1836

Occupation

Housekeeper

Birth place

St Cleer, Cornwall, England

First name(s)

Hannah

Last name

Rice

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

46

Birth year

1835

Occupation

General Serv

Birth place

Lezant, Cornwall, England

First name(s)

Richard

Last name

Northey

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

21

Birth year

1860

Occupation

Farm Serv Indoors

Birth place

St Clether, Cornwall, England

First name(s)

John

Last name

Pearce

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

15

Birth year

1866

Occupation

Farm Serv Indoors

Birth place

Laneast, Cornwall, England

First name(s)

James

Last name

Hicks

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

14

Birth year

1867

Occupation

Farm Serv Indoors

Birth place

South Petherwin, Cornwall, 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 Parsons family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Philip Parsons and 5 other people

Parsons family summary

NAME
Philip Parsons
BORN
1822
BIRTH COUNTY
Cornwall
ADDRESS IN 1881
Laneast, Cornwall, England
An original census record
An original census record

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