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Thomas Cole in Bedfordshire in the 1881 Census

Details of Thomas Cole of Hall End, Maulden, Bedfordshire, England

First name(s)

Thomas

Last name

Cole

Relationship

Son Lodger

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

39

Birth year

1842

Occupation

Ag Lab

Birth town

Maulden

Birth county

Bedfordshire

Birth place

England

Street

Hall End

Town

Parish

Maulden

County

Bedfordshire

Country

England

Registration district

Ampthill

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

James

Last name

Cole

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Widower

Gender

Male

Age

73

Birth year

1808

Occupation

Pauper

Birth place

Maulden, Bedfordshire, England

First name(s)

Sarah

Last name

Cole

Relationship

Daughter In Law

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

36

Birth year

1845

Occupation

-

Birth place

Maulden, Bedfordshire, England

First name(s)

Martha

Last name

Cole

Relationship

Grand Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

13

Birth year

1868

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Clophill, Bedfordshire, 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 Cole
BORN
1842
BIRTH COUNTY
Bedfordshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Maulden, Bedfordshire, England
An original census record

This census includes:

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

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