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Robert Robson in Durham in the 1881 Census

Details of Robert Robson of 7 Vernon Trce, Gateshead, Durham, England

First name(s)

Robert

Last name

Robson

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

31

Birth year

1850

Occupation

Grocer Empl 8 Men 3 Boys

Birth town

Newcastle on Tyne

Birth county

Northumberland

Birth place

England

Street

7 Vernon Trce

Town

Parish

Gateshead

County

Durham

Country

England

Registration district

Gateshead

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Annie

Last name

Robson

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

26

Birth year

1855

Occupation

-

Birth place

Chester Le Street, Durham, England

First name(s)

William G

Last name

Robson

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

4

Birth year

1877

Occupation

-

Birth place

Chester Le Street, Durham, England

First name(s)

Robert Jnr

Last name

Robson

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

3

Birth year

1878

Occupation

-

Birth place

Chester Le Street, Durham, England

First name(s)

Ernest

Last name

Robson

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

1

Birth year

1880

Occupation

-

Birth place

Gateshead, Durham, England

First name(s)

Elizabeth

Last name

Young

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

25

Birth year

1856

Occupation

Cook Domestic

Birth place

Gateshead, Durham, England

First name(s)

Elizabeth

Last name

Morris

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

17

Birth year

1864

Occupation

General Serv (Housemaid)

Birth place

Bebside, Northumberland, 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
Robert Robson
BORN
1850
BIRTH COUNTY
Northumberland
ADDRESS IN 1881
Gateshead, Durham, England
An original census record

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  • Birth dates & locations
  • Occupations
  • Full house address

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