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Thomas Billingsley in Shropshire in the 1881 Census

Details of Thomas Billingsley of Highley, Highley, Shropshire, England

First name(s)

Thomas

Last name

Billingsley

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

67

Birth year

1814

Occupation

Farmer Of 13 Acres

Birth town

Worfield

Birth county

Shropshire

Birth place

England

Street

Highley

Town

Parish

Highley

County

Shropshire

Country

England

Registration district

Cleobury Mortimer

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Maria

Last name

Billingsley

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

75

Birth year

1806

Occupation

Farmers Wife

Birth place

Worfield, Shropshire, England

First name(s)

Maria

Last name

Billingsley

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

26

Birth year

1855

Occupation

Farmers Daug Hter

Birth place

Claverley, Shropshire, England

First name(s)

Sarah

Last name

Billingsley

Relationship

Daughter In Law

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

49

Birth year

1832

Occupation

Inn Keepers Wife

Birth place

Beckbury, Shropshire, England

First name(s)

G J

Last name

Scragg

Relationship

Lodger

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

20

Birth year

1861

Occupation

Bricklayer

Birth place

Norton, 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 Billingsley
BORN
1814
BIRTH COUNTY
Shropshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Highley, Shropshire, England
An original census record

This census includes:

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

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