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Robert Birtwhistle in Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding) in the 1881 Census

Details of Robert Birtwhistle of Skibeden House, Skipton, Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding), England

First name(s)

Robert

Last name

Birtwhistle

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

75

Birth year

1806

Occupation

Farmer Of 240 Acres

Birth town

Kirkby Malham

Birth county

Yorkshire

Birth place

England

Street

Skibeden House

Town

Parish

Skipton

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)

William

Last name

Calvert

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

28

Birth year

1853

Occupation

Farm Servant (Indoor)

Birth place

Thoralby, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Marion

Last name

Calvert

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

26

Birth year

1855

Occupation

House Keeper

Birth place

-

First name(s)

Thomas

Last name

Longbottom

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

17

Birth year

1864

Occupation

Farm Servant (Indoor)

Birth place

Leeds, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Elizabeth

Last name

Tennant

Relationship

Visitor

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

7

Birth year

1874

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Grassington, 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 Birtwhistle family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Robert Birtwhistle and 4 other people

Birtwhistle family summary

NAME
Robert Birtwhistle
BORN
1806
BIRTH COUNTY
Yorkshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Skipton, Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding), England
An original census record
An original census record

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