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Richard Congdon in Cornwall in the 1881 Census

Details of Richard Congdon of Slaughter Bridge, Lanteglos by Camelford, Cornwall, England

First name(s)

Richard

Last name

Congdon

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

51

Birth year

1830

Occupation

Smith & Farmer

Birth town

South Petherwin

Birth county

Cornwall

Birth place

England

Street

Slaughter Bridge

Town

Parish

Lanteglos by Camelford

County

Cornwall

Country

England

Registration district

Camelford

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Mary

Last name

Congdon

Relationship

Sister

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

47

Birth year

1834

Occupation

Housekeeper

Birth place

South Petherwin, Cornwall, England

First name(s)

Louisa

Last name

Rundle

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

20

Birth year

1861

Occupation

General Servant

Birth place

St Teath, 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 Congdon family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Richard Congdon and 2 other people

Congdon family summary

NAME
Richard Congdon
BORN
1830
BIRTH COUNTY
Cornwall
ADDRESS IN 1881
Lanteglos by Camelford, Cornwall, England
An original census record
An original census record

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