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Robert Withecombe in Devon in the 1881 Census

Details of Robert Withecombe of North Gorwood, Buckland-Brewer, Devon, England

First name(s)

Robert

Last name

Withecombe

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

50

Birth year

1831

Occupation

Farmer And Butcher

Birth town

Parkham

Birth county

Devon

Birth place

England

Street

North Gorwood

Town

Parish

Buckland-Brewer

County

Devon

Country

England

Registration district

Bideford

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Ann

Last name

Withecombe

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

47

Birth year

1834

Occupation

Farmers Wife

Birth place

St Giles in the Wood, Devon, England

First name(s)

Fanny E

Last name

Withecombe

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

18

Birth year

1863

Occupation

Farmers Daur

Birth place

Buckland Brewer, Devon, England

First name(s)

Emily

Last name

Withecombe

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

16

Birth year

1865

Occupation

-

Birth place

Buckland Brewer, Devon, England

First name(s)

Clara

Last name

Withecombe

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

14

Birth year

1867

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Buckland Brewer, Devon, England

First name(s)

Richard

Last name

Mills

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

20

Birth year

1861

Occupation

Butcher

Birth place

Huish, Devon, England

First name(s)

Josiah

Last name

Gorvett

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

44

Birth year

1837

Occupation

Farm Serv

Birth place

Thornbury, Devon, England

First name(s)

James H

Last name

Nichols

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

15

Birth year

1866

Occupation

Farm Serv

Birth place

Woolfardisworthy, Devon, England

First name(s)

James

Last name

Cook

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

18

Birth year

1863

Occupation

Farm Serv

Birth place

Huntshaw, Devon, England

First name(s)

John

Last name

Maine

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

15

Birth year

1866

Occupation

Farm Serv

Birth place

Monkleigh, Devon, England

First name(s)

Ellen

Last name

Tithecot

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

30

Birth year

1851

Occupation

General Serv

Birth place

Bideford, Devon, England

First name(s)

Selina

Last name

Johns

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

13

Birth year

1868

Occupation

General Serv

Birth place

Bideford, Devon, 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 Withecombe family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Robert Withecombe and 11 other people

Withecombe family summary

NAME
Robert Withecombe
BORN
1831
BIRTH COUNTY
Devon
ADDRESS IN 1881
Buckland-Brewer, Devon, England
An original census record
An original census record

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