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Samuel Elphic in Sussex in the 1881 Census

Details of Samuel Elphic of High Street, Lewes St Thomas in the Cliffe, Sussex, England

First name(s)

Samuel

Last name

Elphic

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

53

Birth year

1828

Occupation

Corn Coal & ? Merchant Employing 9 Men

Birth town

Chiddingly

Birth county

Sussex

Birth place

England

Street

High Street

Town

Parish

Lewes St Thomas in the Cliffe

County

Sussex

Country

England

Registration district

Lewes

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Caroline E

Last name

Elphic

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

39

Birth year

1842

Occupation

-

Birth place

Hastings, Sussex, England

First name(s)

Bessie M

Last name

Elphic

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

8

Birth year

1873

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Lewes, Sussex, England

First name(s)

Samuel

Last name

Elphic

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

1

Birth year

1880

Occupation

-

Birth place

Lewes, Sussex, England

First name(s)

Harry

Last name

Hillman

Relationship

Nephew

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

19

Birth year

1862

Occupation

Learning Corn ? Trade

Birth place

Lewes, Sussex, England

First name(s)

Martha

Last name

Saunders

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

29

Birth year

1852

Occupation

General Serv Domestic

Birth place

St Paul's Walden, Hertfordshire, England

First name(s)

Leah R

Last name

Baldwin

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

20

Birth year

1861

Occupation

General Serv Domestic

Birth place

Ringmer, Sussex, England

First name(s)

Susan

Last name

Sayers

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

16

Birth year

1865

Occupation

General Serv Domestic

Birth place

Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, 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 Elphic family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Samuel Elphic and 7 other people

Elphic family summary

NAME
Samuel Elphic
BORN
1828
BIRTH COUNTY
Sussex
ADDRESS IN 1881
Lewes St Thomas in the Cliffe, Sussex, England
An original census record
An original census record

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