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Sarah Mc Cown in Lancashire in the 1881 Census

Details of Sarah Mc Cown of 3 York Road, Birkdale, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Sarah

Last name

Mc Cown

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

57

Birth year

1824

Occupation

Annuitant

Birth town

Bolton

Birth county

Lancashire

Birth place

England

Street

3 York Road

Town

Parish

Birkdale

County

Lancashire

Country

England

Registration district

Ormskirk

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Ellen

Last name

Handforth

Relationship

Sister

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

54

Birth year

1827

Occupation

Annuitant

Birth place

Bolton, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

W H

Last name

Mawdsly

Relationship

Nephew

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

24

Birth year

1857

Occupation

Annuitant

Birth place

Southport, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Walter E

Last name

Mawdsly

Relationship

Nephew

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

22

Birth year

1859

Occupation

Solicitor

Birth place

Southport, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Mary

Last name

Leary

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

23

Birth year

1858

Occupation

Gen Dom Serv

Birth place

Manchester, Lancashire, 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 Mc Cown family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Sarah Mc Cown and 4 other people

Mc Cown family summary

NAME
Sarah Mc Cown
BORN
1824
BIRTH COUNTY
Lancashire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Birkdale, Lancashire, England
An original census record
An original census record

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