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

Details of Robert Harrison of Carr Head, Cowling, Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding), England

First name(s)

Robert

Last name

Harrison

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Widower

Gender

Male

Age

44

Birth year

1837

Occupation

Farmer Of 96 Acres

Birth town

Cowling

Birth county

Yorkshire

Birth place

England

Street

Carr Head

Town

Parish

Cowling

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)

Elizabeth

Last name

Harrison

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

13

Birth year

1868

Occupation

-

Birth place

Cowling, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

John Wm

Last name

Harrison

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

11

Birth year

1870

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Cowling, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

John

Last name

Cooper

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

48

Birth year

1833

Occupation

Farm Servant (Indoor)

Birth place

Cononley, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Phoebe

Last name

Parker

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

25

Birth year

1856

Occupation

Housekeeper (Dom)

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 Harrison family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Robert Harrison and 4 other people

Harrison family summary

NAME
Robert Harrison
BORN
1837
BIRTH COUNTY
Yorkshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Cowling, Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding), England
An original census record
An original census record

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