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Thomas Betts in Staffordshire in the 1881 Census

Details of Thomas Betts of Moseley Old Hall, Bushbury, Staffordshire, England

First name(s)

Thomas

Last name

Betts

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

17

Birth year

1864

Occupation

Farm Servant (Indoor)

Birth town

Birmingham

Birth county

Warwickshire

Birth place

England

Street

Moseley Old Hall

Town

Parish

Bushbury

County

Staffordshire

Country

England

Registration district

Cannock

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

James

Last name

Wiggin

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

54

Birth year

1827

Occupation

Farmer Of 280 Acres Employing 5 Men 2 Boys

Birth place

Upper Arley, Staffordshire, England

First name(s)

Mary

Last name

Wiggin

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

50

Birth year

1831

Occupation

Farmers Wife

Birth place

Worcestershire, England

First name(s)

James W

Last name

Wiggin

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

21

Birth year

1860

Occupation

Farmers Son

Birth place

Bushbury, Staffordshire, England

First name(s)

Mary E

Last name

Wiggin

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

17

Birth year

1864

Occupation

Farmers Daughter

Birth place

Bushbury, Staffordshire, England

First name(s)

Joseph

Last name

Evans

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

18

Birth year

1863

Occupation

Farm Servant (Indoor)

Birth place

Chester, Cheshire, England

First name(s)

Lydia

Last name

Stanier

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

19

Birth year

1862

Occupation

Domestic Servant

Birth place

Bushbury, Staffordshire, 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 Betts
BORN
1864
BIRTH COUNTY
Warwickshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Bushbury, Staffordshire, England
An original census record

This census includes:

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

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