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Sarah McKay in Northamptonshire in the 1881 Census

Details of Sarah McKay of 84 West Street, Warkworth (Northampton), Northamptonshire, England

First name(s)

Sarah

Last name

McKay

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

43

Birth year

1838

Occupation

Independent

Birth town

Water Eaton

Birth county

Buckinghamshire

Birth place

England

Street

84 West Street

Town

Parish

Warkworth (Northampton)

County

Northamptonshire

Country

England

Registration district

Banbury

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Alice Sarah

Last name

McKay

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

17

Birth year

1864

Occupation

Apprentice

Birth place

Norwich, Norfolk, England

First name(s)

Charles Edwd

Last name

McKay

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

15

Birth year

1866

Occupation

Unemployed

Birth place

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England

First name(s)

Constance

Last name

McKay

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

12

Birth year

1869

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England

First name(s)

Edith

Last name

McKay

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

10

Birth year

1871

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Bedford, Bedfordshire, 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 McKay family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Sarah McKay and 4 other people

McKay family summary

NAME
Sarah McKay
BORN
1838
BIRTH COUNTY
Buckinghamshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Warkworth (Northampton), Northamptonshire, England
An original census record
An original census record

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