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Sir Henry Bessemer in London, Surrey in the 1881 Census

Details of Sir Henry Bessemer of Denmark Hill, Camberwell, London, Surrey, England

First name(s)

Sir Henry

Last name

Bessemer

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

68

Birth year

1813

Occupation

Retired Steel Manufacturer Knight F R S C E M F M E

Birth town

Birth county

Hertfordshire

Birth place

England

Street

Denmark Hill

Town

Parish

Camberwell

County

London, Surrey

Country

England

Registration district

Camberwell

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Ann

Last name

Bessemer

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

66

Birth year

1815

Occupation

-

Birth place

Chalfont St Peter, Buckinghamshire, England

First name(s)

Robert

Last name

Blackmore

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Widower

Gender

Male

Age

78

Birth year

1803

Occupation

Butler

Birth place

Devon, England

First name(s)

Harriett

Last name

Shelley

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

37

Birth year

1844

Occupation

Housemaid

Birth place

Hastings, Sussex, England

First name(s)

Emily

Last name

Abbott

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

29

Birth year

1852

Occupation

Cook

Birth place

Higham, Kent, England

First name(s)

Eliza E

Last name

Lee

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

20

Birth year

1861

Occupation

Kitchen Maid

Birth place

Surrey, 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.

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NAME
Sir Henry Bessemer
BORN
1813
BIRTH COUNTY
Hertfordshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Camberwell, London, Surrey, England
An original census record

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  • Birth dates & locations
  • Occupations
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