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Robert Russell in Glamorganshire in the 1881 Census

Details of Robert Russell of 13 Rodney Street, Swansea (Town), Glamorganshire, Wales

First name(s)

Robert

Last name

Russell

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

48

Birth year

1833

Occupation

Haulier General

Birth town

Loxhore

Birth county

Devon

Birth place

England

Street

13 Rodney Street

Town

Parish

Swansea (Town)

County

Glamorganshire

Country

Wales

Registration district

Swansea

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Jane

Last name

Russell

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

46

Birth year

1835

Occupation

Laundress

Birth place

Swansea, Glamorganshire, Wales

First name(s)

Joseph

Last name

Russell

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

10

Birth year

1871

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Swansea, Glamorganshire, Wales

First name(s)

Betsy

Last name

Thomas

Relationship

Boarder

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

69

Birth year

1812

Occupation

Laundress

Birth place

Combe Martin, Devon, England

First name(s)

Isaac

Last name

Perrins

Relationship

Boarder

Marital status

-

Gender

Male

Age

28

Birth year

1853

Occupation

Haulier

Birth place

Swansea, Glamorganshire, Wales

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 Russell family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Robert Russell and 4 other people

Russell family summary

NAME
Robert Russell
BORN
1833
BIRTH COUNTY
Devon
ADDRESS IN 1881
Swansea (Town), Glamorganshire, Wales
An original census record
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