Skip to content

Sarah Adams in Shropshire, Worcestershire in the 1881 Census

Details of Sarah Adams of Islington, Halesowen, Shropshire, Worcestershire, England

First name(s)

Sarah

Last name

Adams

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

52

Birth year

1829

Occupation

Nail Forger

Birth town

Halesowen

Birth county

Worcestershire

Birth place

England

Street

Islington

Town

Parish

Halesowen

County

Shropshire, Worcestershire

Country

England

Registration district

Stourbridge

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Jane

Last name

Adams

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

22

Birth year

1859

Occupation

Button Puncher

Birth place

Halesowen, Worcestershire, England

First name(s)

Sarah

Last name

Adams

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

20

Birth year

1861

Occupation

Button Carder

Birth place

Halesowen, Worcestershire, England

First name(s)

Alice

Last name

Adams

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

16

Birth year

1865

Occupation

Button Carder

Birth place

Halesowen, Worcestershire, England

First name(s)

Emily

Last name

Adams

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

11

Birth year

1870

Occupation

Nurse (Dom)

Birth place

Halesowen, Worcestershire, 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 Adams family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Sarah Adams and 4 other people

Adams family summary

NAME
Sarah Adams
BORN
1829
BIRTH COUNTY
Worcestershire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Halesowen, Shropshire, Worcestershire, England
An original census record
An original census record

Not what you're looking for?