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Thomas Armstrong in Northumberland in the 1881 Census

Details of Thomas Armstrong of 14 Ashfield Ter West, Elswick, Northumberland, England

First name(s)

Thomas

Last name

Armstrong

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

65

Birth year

1816

Occupation

Retired Provision Mark

Birth town

Haltwhistle

Birth county

Northumberland

Birth place

England

Street

14 Ashfield Ter West

Town

Parish

Elswick

County

Northumberland

Country

England

Registration district

Newcastle upon Tyne

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Frances

Last name

Armstrong

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

61

Birth year

1820

Occupation

-

Birth place

Northumberland, England

First name(s)

John

Last name

Armstrong

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

36

Birth year

1845

Occupation

Pointsman On Railway

Birth place

Northumberland, England

First name(s)

Thomas

Last name

Armstrong

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

29

Birth year

1852

Occupation

Clerk To Ship Broker

Birth place

Newcastle on Tyne, Northumberland, England

First name(s)

Elizabeth

Last name

Baptist

Relationship

Niece

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

33

Birth year

1848

Occupation

-

Birth place

City of London, Middlesex, 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
Thomas Armstrong
BORN
1816
BIRTH COUNTY
Northumberland
ADDRESS IN 1881
Elswick, Northumberland, England
An original census record

This census includes:

  • Details of all household members
  • Birth dates & locations
  • Occupations
  • Full house address

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