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Rosetta Brown in Durham in the 1881 Census

Details of Rosetta Brown of 2 South Road, Bishop Auckland, Durham, England

First name(s)

Rosetta

Last name

Brown

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

50

Birth year

1831

Occupation

Inkeeper

Birth town

Sheffield

Birth county

Yorkshire

Birth place

England

Street

2 South Road

Town

Parish

Bishop Auckland

County

Durham

Country

England

Registration district

Auckland

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Arthur

Last name

Brown

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

17

Birth year

1864

Occupation

Apprentice (Innkeeper)

Birth place

Bishop Auckland, Durham, England

First name(s)

Emily

Last name

Brown

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

16

Birth year

1865

Occupation

Dressmaker

Birth place

Bishop Auckland, Durham, England

First name(s)

Mary

Last name

Simpson

Relationship

Visitor

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

11

Birth year

1870

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Shildon, Durham, 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 Brown family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Rosetta Brown and 3 other people

Brown family summary

NAME
Rosetta Brown
BORN
1831
BIRTH COUNTY
Yorkshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Bishop Auckland, Durham, England
An original census record
An original census record

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