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Samuel Wells in London, Middlesex in the 1881 Census

Details of Samuel Wells of 130 Brompton Road, Kensington, London, Middlesex, England

First name(s)

Samuel

Last name

Wells

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

51

Birth year

1830

Occupation

Restuarant Keeper

Birth town

Welwyn

Birth county

Hertfordshire

Birth place

England

Street

130 Brompton Road

Town

Parish

Kensington

County

London, Middlesex

Country

England

Registration district

Kensington

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Susan

Last name

Wells

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

50

Birth year

1831

Occupation

Restuarant Keeper Wife

Birth place

France

First name(s)

Richard

Last name

Wells

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

19

Birth year

1862

Occupation

-

Birth place

France

First name(s)

Clara

Last name

Wells

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

15

Birth year

1866

Occupation

-

Birth place

London, Middlesex, England

First name(s)

Sophia

Last name

Volk

Relationship

Cook

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

32

Birth year

1849

Occupation

Domestic Servant

Birth place

Germany

First name(s)

Serena

Last name

Ascamp

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

19

Birth year

1862

Occupation

Domestic Servant

Birth place

Germany

First name(s)

Fritz

Last name

Ray

Relationship

Waiter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

23

Birth year

1858

Occupation

Waiter

Birth place

Switzerland

First name(s)

James

Last name

Bailey

Relationship

Boy

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

15

Birth year

1866

Occupation

Servant

Birth place

London, Middlesex, 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 Wells family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Samuel Wells and 7 other people

Wells family summary

NAME
Samuel Wells
BORN
1830
BIRTH COUNTY
Hertfordshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Kensington, London, Middlesex, England
An original census record
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