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Sarah Moss in Worcestershire in the 1881 Census

Details of Sarah Moss of Moss Cottage Main Road, Leigh, Worcestershire, England

First name(s)

Sarah

Last name

Moss

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

78

Birth year

1803

Occupation

Farmers Widow

Birth town

Birth county

Worcestershire

Birth place

England

Street

Moss Cottage Main Road

Town

Parish

Leigh

County

Worcestershire

Country

England

Registration district

Martley

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Elizabeth

Last name

Fawkner

Relationship

Sister

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

72

Birth year

1809

Occupation

Cab Proprietor

Birth place

Worcestershire, England

First name(s)

Rosina

Last name

Nott

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

22

Birth year

1859

Occupation

General Servant

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.

See the whole Moss family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Sarah Moss and 2 other people

Moss family summary

NAME
Sarah Moss
BORN
1803
BIRTH COUNTY
Worcestershire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Leigh, Worcestershire, England
An original census record
An original census record

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