Skip to content

Richard Metcalfe in Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding) in the 1881 Census

Details of Richard Metcalfe of Old Hall Inn, Threshfield, Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding), England

First name(s)

Richard

Last name

Metcalfe

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

41

Birth year

1840

Occupation

Innkeeper & Farmer 370 Acres 1 Man

Birth town

Stainforth

Birth county

Yorkshire

Birth place

England

Street

Old Hall Inn

Town

Parish

Threshfield

County

Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding)

Country

England

Registration district

Skipton

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Jane

Last name

Metcalfe

Relationship

Sister

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

43

Birth year

1838

Occupation

Farmers Sister

Birth place

Stainforth, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Annie Isabella

Last name

Metcalfe

Relationship

Niece

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

12

Birth year

1869

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Linton, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Martha

Last name

Caton

Relationship

Niece

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

5

Birth year

1876

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Skipton, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Inman

Last name

Leyland

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

35

Birth year

1846

Occupation

Farm Servant (Indoor)

Birth place

Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Mary Ellen

Last name

Leyland

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

32

Birth year

1849

Occupation

General Servant (Domestic)

Birth place

Yorkshire, 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 Metcalfe family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Richard Metcalfe and 5 other people

Metcalfe family summary

NAME
Richard Metcalfe
BORN
1840
BIRTH COUNTY
Yorkshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Threshfield, Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding), England
An original census record
An original census record

Not what you're looking for?