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Thomas Cooper in Yorkshire, Yorkshire (North Riding) in the 1881 Census

Details of Thomas Cooper of Boulby Bank, Whitby, Yorkshire, Yorkshire (North Riding), England

First name(s)

Thomas

Last name

Cooper

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

64

Birth year

1817

Occupation

Shoemaker

Birth town

Whitby

Birth county

Yorkshire

Birth place

England

Street

Boulby Bank

Town

Parish

Whitby

County

Yorkshire, Yorkshire (North Riding)

Country

England

Registration district

Whitby

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Mary A

Last name

Cooper

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

60

Birth year

1821

Occupation

-

Birth place

Whitby, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Thomas

Last name

Cooper

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

39

Birth year

1842

Occupation

Mariner

Birth place

Whitby, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

David

Last name

Cooper

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

30

Birth year

1851

Occupation

Jet O Manuf (Lap)

Birth place

Whitby, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Hannah

Last name

Cooper

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

25

Birth year

1856

Occupation

-

Birth place

Whitby, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Joseph

Last name

Cooper

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

23

Birth year

1858

Occupation

Iron Ship Builder

Birth place

Whitby, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Benjamin

Last name

Goodchild

Relationship

Grand Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

4

Birth year

1877

Occupation

-

Birth place

Scarborough, Yorkshire, 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 Cooper
BORN
1817
BIRTH COUNTY
Yorkshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Whitby, Yorkshire, Yorkshire (North Riding), England
An original census record

This census includes:

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

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