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Thomas Allanson in Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding) in the 1881 Census

Details of Thomas Allanson of High Woods, Sawley, Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding), England

First name(s)

Thomas

Last name

Allanson

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

70

Birth year

1811

Occupation

Farmer Of 38 Acres

Birth town

Sawley

Birth county

Yorkshire

Birth place

England

Street

High Woods

Town

Parish

Sawley

County

Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding)

Country

England

Registration district

Ripon

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Ann

Last name

Allanson

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

50

Birth year

1831

Occupation

Farmer Wife

Birth place

Pateley Bridge, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Thomas

Last name

Allanson

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

25

Birth year

1856

Occupation

Farmer Son

Birth place

Sawley, Yorkshire, 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 Allanson family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Thomas Allanson and 2 other people

Allanson family summary

NAME
Thomas Allanson
BORN
1811
BIRTH COUNTY
Yorkshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Sawley, Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding), England
An original census record
An original census record

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