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

Details of Robert Law of Leeds & Elland Road Spen, Gomersal, Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding), England

First name(s)

Robert

Last name

Law

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

57

Birth year

1824

Occupation

Woollen Extractor

Birth town

Kendal

Birth county

Westmorland

Birth place

England

Street

Leeds & Elland Road Spen

Town

Parish

Gomersal

County

Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding)

Country

England

Registration district

Dewsbury

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Eliza

Last name

Law

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

53

Birth year

1828

Occupation

-

Birth place

Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Lucy Ann

Last name

Law

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

25

Birth year

1856

Occupation

Woolen Weaver

Birth place

Cleckheaton, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

James

Last name

Law

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

23

Birth year

1858

Occupation

Clerk Woollen Manufac

Birth place

Cleckheaton, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Caroline

Last name

Law

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

21

Birth year

1860

Occupation

Woolen Weaver

Birth place

Cleckheaton, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Fred

Last name

Law

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

18

Birth year

1863

Occupation

Apprentice Leather Curer

Birth place

Cleckheaton, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Harry

Last name

Law

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

16

Birth year

1865

Occupation

Clerk Machine Maker

Birth place

Cleckheaton, 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 Law family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Robert Law and 6 other people

Law family summary

NAME
Robert Law
BORN
1824
BIRTH COUNTY
Westmorland
ADDRESS IN 1881
Gomersal, Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding), England
An original census record
An original census record

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