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Richard Penhale in Devon in the 1881 Census

Details of Richard Penhale of Upcott Farm House, Cookbury, Devon, England

First name(s)

Richard

Last name

Penhale

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

65

Birth year

1816

Occupation

Farmer Of 90 Acres

Birth town

Cookbury

Birth county

Devon

Birth place

England

Street

Upcott Farm House

Town

Parish

Cookbury

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)

Anna Maria

Last name

Penhale

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

63

Birth year

1818

Occupation

Farmers Wife

Birth place

Pyworthy, Devon, England

First name(s)

William

Last name

Penhale

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

28

Birth year

1853

Occupation

M R C V S (Vet)

Birth place

Cookbury, Devon, England

First name(s)

Hannah

Last name

Penhale

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

26

Birth year

1855

Occupation

Farmers Daughter

Birth place

Cookbury, Devon, England

First name(s)

Ann

Last name

Gloyn

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

25

Birth year

1856

Occupation

General Servant

Birth place

Hollacombe, Devon, England

First name(s)

Arscott

Last name

Harris

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

17

Birth year

1864

Occupation

Farm Servant (Indoor)

Birth place

Clawton, 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 Penhale family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Richard Penhale and 5 other people

Penhale family summary

NAME
Richard Penhale
BORN
1816
BIRTH COUNTY
Devon
ADDRESS IN 1881
Cookbury, Devon, England
An original census record
An original census record

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