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Richard Menton in Herefordshire in the 1881 Census

Details of Richard Menton of Wyson Lane, Brimfield (Hereford), Herefordshire, England

First name(s)

Richard

Last name

Menton

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

46

Birth year

1835

Occupation

Coal Agent

Birth town

Church Stretton

Birth county

Shropshire

Birth place

England

Street

Wyson Lane

Town

Parish

Brimfield (Hereford)

County

Herefordshire

Country

England

Registration district

Tenbury

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Ann

Last name

Menton

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

32

Birth year

1849

Occupation

-

Birth place

Shropshire, England

First name(s)

Reginald

Last name

Menton

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

3

Birth year

1878

Occupation

-

Birth place

Clungunford, Shropshire, England

First name(s)

William

Last name

Cartwright

Relationship

Lodger

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

58

Birth year

1823

Occupation

Sawyer

Birth place

Hay, Brecknockshire, Wales

First name(s)

Edwin

Last name

Cartwright

Relationship

Lodger

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

17

Birth year

1864

Occupation

Sawyer

Birth place

Hay, Brecknockshire, Wales

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 Menton family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Richard Menton and 4 other people

Menton family summary

NAME
Richard Menton
BORN
1835
BIRTH COUNTY
Shropshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Brimfield (Hereford), Herefordshire, England
An original census record
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