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Sarah Archer (born 1810 in High Roding, Essex) living in Dunmow, Essex in 1881

Details of Sarah Archer of North Street Alley, Great Dunmow, Essex, England

First name(s)

Sarah

Last name

Archer

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

71

Birth year

1810

Occupation

No Occupation

Birth town

High Roding

Birth county

Essex

Birth place

England

Street

North Street Alley

Town

Parish

Great Dunmow

County

Essex

Country

England

Registration district

Dunmow

All household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Sarah

Last name

Archer

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

71

Birth year

1810

Occupation

No Occupation

Birth place

High Roding, Essex, England

First name(s)

Alfred

Last name

Mercer

Relationship

Lodger

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

25

Birth year

1856

Occupation

Engineer

Birth place

-

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.

Sarah Archer (born 1810 in High Roding, Essex) living in Dunmow, Essex in 1881

The 1881 Census return for this household includes 1 other people

An original census record

All household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Sarah

Last name

Archer

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

71

Birth year

1810

Occupation

No Occupation

Birth place

High Roding, Essex, England

First name(s)

Alfred

Last name

Mercer

Relationship

Lodger

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

25

Birth year

1856

Occupation

Engineer

Birth place

-


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