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Richard Stapleton in Devon in the 1881 Census

Details of Richard Stapleton of Landkey Newland, Landkey, Devon, England

First name(s)

Richard

Last name

Stapleton

Relationship

Son In Law

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

20

Birth year

1861

Occupation

Labourer

Birth town

Chittlehampton

Birth county

Devon

Birth place

England

Street

Landkey Newland

Town

Parish

Landkey

County

Devon

Country

England

Registration district

Barnstaple

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Nicholas

Last name

Snell

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

43

Birth year

1838

Occupation

Labourer

Birth place

Swimbridge, Devon, England

First name(s)

Jane

Last name

Snell

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

41

Birth year

1840

Occupation

Labourer Wife

Birth place

Atherington, Devon, England

First name(s)

Samuel P S

Last name

Snell

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

10

Birth year

1871

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Swimbridge, Devon, England

First name(s)

Stanley

Last name

Snell

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

7

Birth year

1874

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Swimbridge, Devon, England

First name(s)

Clara L

Last name

Snell

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

5

Birth year

1876

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Swimbridge, Devon, England

First name(s)

Emily

Last name

Stapleton

Relationship

Daughter In Law

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

18

Birth year

1863

Occupation

General Servant

Birth place

Chittlehampton, Devon, England

First name(s)

Mary Ann

Last name

Stapleton

Relationship

Daughter In Law

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

10

Birth year

1871

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Chittlehampton, 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.

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NAME
Richard Stapleton
BORN
1861
BIRTH COUNTY
Devon
ADDRESS IN 1881
Landkey, Devon, England
An original census record

This census includes:

  • Details of all household members
  • Birth dates & locations
  • Occupations
  • Full house address

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