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Samuel Thorn in Isle of Wight, Hampshire in the 1881 Census

Details of Samuel Thorn of St James Square, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England

First name(s)

Samuel

Last name

Thorn

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

59

Birth year

1822

Occupation

Ironmonger Employing Men

Birth town

Birth county

Hampshire

Birth place

England

Street

St James Square

Town

Parish

Yarmouth

County

Isle of Wight, Hampshire

Country

England

Registration district

Isle of Wight

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Maria

Last name

Thorn

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

57

Birth year

1824

Occupation

Ironmonger Wife

Birth place

Hampshire, England

First name(s)

Emily

Last name

Keighly

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

14

Birth year

1867

Occupation

Domestic Servant

Birth place

Downton, Hampshire, 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 Thorn family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Samuel Thorn and 2 other people

Thorn family summary

NAME
Samuel Thorn
BORN
1822
BIRTH COUNTY
Hampshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England
An original census record
An original census record

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