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Richard Gilbert in Devon in the 1881 Census

Details of Richard Gilbert of Thorn Farm H, Holsworthy, Devon, England

First name(s)

Richard

Last name

Gilbert

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Widower

Gender

Male

Age

61

Birth year

1820

Occupation

Farmer Of 253 Acres E 3 L & 3 Boys

Birth town

Pancrasweek

Birth county

Devon

Birth place

England

Street

Thorn Farm H

Town

Parish

Holsworthy

County

Devon

Country

England

Registration district

Holsworthy

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

William

Last name

Daniel

Relationship

Son In Law

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

35

Birth year

1846

Occupation

Farmers Assistant Ag Lab

Birth place

Holsworthy, Devon, England

First name(s)

Elizabeth Alice

Last name

Daniel

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

21

Birth year

1860

Occupation

Farmers Daughter

Birth place

Holsworthy, Devon, England

First name(s)

Ann

Last name

Gilbert

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

40

Birth year

1841

Occupation

F Daughter Housekeeper

Birth place

Pancrasweek, Devon, England

First name(s)

Annie

Last name

Daniel

Relationship

Grand Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

0

Birth year

1881

Occupation

-

Birth place

Holsworthy, Devon, England

First name(s)

Hannah

Last name

Allin

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

35

Birth year

1846

Occupation

General Servant Domestic

Birth place

Holsworthy, Devon, England

First name(s)

Henry

Last name

Jeffery

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

18

Birth year

1863

Occupation

Farm Servant Indoors

Birth place

Thornbury, Devon, England

First name(s)

Samuel

Last name

Bassett

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

14

Birth year

1867

Occupation

Farm Servant Indoors

Birth place

Pancrasweek, Devon, 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 Gilbert family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Richard Gilbert and 7 other people

Gilbert family summary

NAME
Richard Gilbert
BORN
1820
BIRTH COUNTY
Devon
ADDRESS IN 1881
Holsworthy, Devon, England
An original census record
An original census record

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