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Thomas Ashton Harrison in Lancashire in the 1881 Census

Details of Thomas Ashton Harrison of Thompson Cross, Ashton under Lyne, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Thomas Ashton

Last name

Harrison

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

44

Birth year

1837

Occupation

Cotton Manufacturer 675 Workpeople

Birth town

Stalybridge

Birth county

Lancashire

Birth place

England

Street

Thompson Cross

Town

Parish

Ashton under Lyne

County

Lancashire

Country

England

Registration district

Ashton under Lyne

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Annie Zoe

Last name

Harrison

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

24

Birth year

1857

Occupation

-

Birth place

Hendon, Middlesex, England

First name(s)

David

Last name

Harrison

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

5

Birth year

1876

Occupation

-

Birth place

Stalybridge, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Elizabeth

Last name

Newton

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

24

Birth year

1857

Occupation

Housemaid

Birth place

Winster, Derbyshire, England

First name(s)

Eliza

Last name

Cross

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

30

Birth year

1851

Occupation

Cook

Birth place

Isle of Man, Isle of Man

First name(s)

Ellen

Last name

Harper

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

25

Birth year

1856

Occupation

Waitress

Birth place

Shropshire, England

First name(s)

Louisa

Last name

Herbert

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

25

Birth year

1856

Occupation

Nurse (Dom)

Birth place

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, 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 Harrison family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Thomas Ashton Harrison and 6 other people

Harrison family summary

NAME
Thomas Ashton Harrison
BORN
1837
BIRTH COUNTY
Lancashire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Ashton under Lyne, Lancashire, England
An original census record
An original census record

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