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Sophia Piggott in Somerset in the 1881 Census

Details of Sophia Piggott of Glenfield, Weston, Somerset, England

First name(s)

Sophia

Last name

Piggott

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

68

Birth year

1813

Occupation

Annuitant

Birth town

Newcastle on Tyne

Birth county

Northumberland

Birth place

England

Street

Glenfield

Town

Parish

Weston

County

Somerset

Country

England

Registration district

Bath

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Catharine

Last name

Phillips

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

47

Birth year

1834

Occupation

Ladys Maid

Birth place

Ottery St Mary, Devon, England

First name(s)

Marie

Last name

Tarr

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

50

Birth year

1831

Occupation

Cook

Birth place

Wiveliscombe, Somerset, England

First name(s)

Emily

Last name

Wiltshire

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

25

Birth year

1856

Occupation

House & Parlour Maid

Birth place

-

First name(s)

Elizabeth

Last name

James

Relationship

Visitor

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

53

Birth year

1828

Occupation

Annuitant

Birth place

Exeter, Devon, 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 Piggott family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Sophia Piggott and 4 other people

Piggott family summary

NAME
Sophia Piggott
BORN
1813
BIRTH COUNTY
Northumberland
ADDRESS IN 1881
Weston, Somerset, England
An original census record
An original census record

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