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Thomas D Soby in Devon in the 1881 Census

Details of Thomas D Soby of Halwill Town, Halwell, Devon, England

First name(s)

Thomas D

Last name

Soby

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

75

Birth year

1806

Occupation

Farmer Of 125 Acres Employing 2 Men

Birth town

Birth county

Devon

Birth place

England

Street

Halwill Town

Town

Parish

Halwell

County

Devon

Country

England

Registration district

Holsworthy

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Charity

Last name

Soby

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

71

Birth year

1810

Occupation

-

Birth place

Beaworthy, Devon, England

First name(s)

Fanny

Last name

Knight

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

32

Birth year

1849

Occupation

Cook (D)

Birth place

Devon, England

First name(s)

James

Last name

Knight

Relationship

Son In Law

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

36

Birth year

1845

Occupation

Hind Or (F Bailiff)

Birth place

Devon, England

First name(s)

Heber

Last name

Knight

Relationship

Grand Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

10

Birth year

1871

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Devon, England

First name(s)

Annie S

Last name

Knight

Relationship

Grand Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

6

Birth year

1875

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Devon, England

First name(s)

James

Last name

Knight

Relationship

Grand Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

2

Birth year

1879

Occupation

-

Birth place

Devon, England

First name(s)

Fanny Jane

Last name

Knight

Relationship

Grand Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

0

Birth year

1881

Occupation

-

Birth place

Devon, England

First name(s)

Thomas

Last name

Hill

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

19

Birth year

1862

Occupation

Farm Servant (Indoor)

Birth place

Germansweek, Devon, 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 Soby family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Thomas D Soby and 8 other people

Soby family summary

NAME
Thomas D Soby
BORN
1806
BIRTH COUNTY
Devon
ADDRESS IN 1881
Halwell, Devon, England
An original census record
An original census record

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