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Richard Spencer in London, Middlesex in the 1881 Census

Details of Richard Spencer of 21 Buxton Street, Mile End New Town, London, Middlesex, England

First name(s)

Richard

Last name

Spencer

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

52

Birth year

1829

Occupation

Railway Porter

Birth town

Hartest

Birth county

Suffolk

Birth place

England

Street

21 Buxton Street

Town

Parish

Mile End New Town

County

London, Middlesex

Country

England

Registration district

Whitechapel

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Mary

Last name

Spencer

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

50

Birth year

1831

Occupation

-

Birth place

Barking, Essex, England

First name(s)

Sarah

Last name

Spencer

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

16

Birth year

1865

Occupation

-

Birth place

Mile End, Middlesex, England

First name(s)

Sarah

Last name

Pryor

Relationship

Visitor

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

50

Birth year

1831

Occupation

Cook (Dom)

Birth place

Barley, Cambridgeshire, 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 Spencer family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Richard Spencer and 3 other people

Spencer family summary

NAME
Richard Spencer
BORN
1829
BIRTH COUNTY
Suffolk
ADDRESS IN 1881
Mile End New Town, London, Middlesex, England
An original census record
An original census record

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