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Ruth Ashton in Lancashire in the 1881 Census

Details of Ruth Ashton of 12 Bt Tanner Street, Ashton under Lyne, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Ruth

Last name

Ashton

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

63

Birth year

1818

Occupation

Charwoman

Birth town

Yarnfield

Birth county

Birth place

Street

12 Bt Tanner Street

Town

Parish

Ashton under Lyne

County

Lancashire

Country

England

Registration district

Ashton under Lyne

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Alfred

Last name

Sherratt

Relationship

Nephew

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

14

Birth year

1867

Occupation

Cotton Peicer (Manuf)

Birth place

Manchester, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Betty

Last name

Roberts

Relationship

Niece

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

23

Birth year

1858

Occupation

Cotton Weaver

Birth place

Tintwistle, Cheshire, England

First name(s)

Joel

Last name

Handford

Relationship

Cousin

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

33

Birth year

1848

Occupation

Ag Labourer

Birth place

Rowarth, Lancashire, 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 Ashton family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Ruth Ashton and 3 other people

Ashton family summary

NAME
Ruth Ashton
BORN
1818
BIRTH COUNTY
-
ADDRESS IN 1881
Ashton under Lyne, Lancashire, England
An original census record
An original census record

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