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Richard Hockin in Devon in the 1881 Census

Details of Richard Hockin of Forder Mill Cottage, Clawton, Devon, England

First name(s)

Richard

Last name

Hockin

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

40

Birth year

1841

Occupation

Agricultural Labourer

Birth town

Birth county

Devon

Birth place

England

Street

Forder Mill Cottage

Town

Parish

Clawton

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)

Mary

Last name

Hockin

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

42

Birth year

1839

Occupation

Agricultural Labourer Wife

Birth place

Shebbear, Devon, England

First name(s)

William J

Last name

Hockin

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

11

Birth year

1870

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Clawton, Devon, England

First name(s)

Horiam

Last name

Spear

Relationship

Wifes Brother In Law

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

36

Birth year

1845

Occupation

Ag Lab

Birth place

Shebbear, 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 Hockin family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Richard Hockin and 3 other people

Hockin family summary

NAME
Richard Hockin
BORN
1841
BIRTH COUNTY
Devon
ADDRESS IN 1881
Clawton, Devon, England
An original census record
An original census record

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