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Robert Smith in Norfolk in the 1881 Census

Details of Robert Smith of Bird Cage Walk, South Lynn All Saints, Norfolk, England

First name(s)

Robert

Last name

Smith

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

37

Birth year

1844

Occupation

Engine Driver

Birth town

Fakenham

Birth county

Norfolk

Birth place

England

Street

Bird Cage Walk

Town

Parish

South Lynn All Saints

County

Norfolk

Country

England

Registration district

Kings Lynn

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Charlotta

Last name

Smith

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

37

Birth year

1844

Occupation

-

Birth place

Wymondham, Norfolk, England

First name(s)

Harry

Last name

Smith

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

18

Birth year

1863

Occupation

Seed Crusher (Oil)

Birth place

Norfolk, England

First name(s)

Edward

Last name

Smith

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

14

Birth year

1867

Occupation

-

Birth place

King's Lynn, Norfolk, England

First name(s)

Elizabeth

Last name

Smith

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

7

Birth year

1874

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

King's Lynn, Norfolk, England

First name(s)

Arthur A

Last name

Smith

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

5

Birth year

1876

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

King's Lynn, Norfolk, England

First name(s)

Ernest

Last name

Smith

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

4

Birth year

1877

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

King's Lynn, Norfolk, England

First name(s)

John W

Last name

Smith

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

2

Birth year

1879

Occupation

-

Birth place

King's Lynn, Norfolk, England

First name(s)

Harriet

Last name

Smith

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

0

Birth year

1881

Occupation

-

Birth place

King's Lynn, Norfolk, England

First name(s)

Eleanor

Last name

Jolly

Relationship

Visitor

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

40

Birth year

1841

Occupation

-

Birth place

Wymondham, Norfolk, England

First name(s)

Harriett

Last name

Stimpson

Relationship

Visitor

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

50

Birth year

1831

Occupation

-

Birth place

Buckingham, Buckinghamshire, 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 Smith
BORN
1844
BIRTH COUNTY
Norfolk
ADDRESS IN 1881
South Lynn All Saints, Norfolk, England
An original census record

This census includes:

  • Details of all household members
  • Birth dates & locations
  • Occupations
  • Full house address

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