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Thomas Downey in London, Middlesex in the 1881 Census

Details of Thomas Downey of 84 Maroon Street, Limehouse, London, Middlesex, England

First name(s)

Thomas

Last name

Downey

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

50

Birth year

1831

Occupation

Boiler Maker

Birth town

London

Birth county

Middlesex

Birth place

England

Street

84 Maroon Street

Town

Parish

Limehouse

County

London, Middlesex

Country

England

Registration district

Stepney

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Richard

Last name

Downey

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

23

Birth year

1858

Occupation

Ship Builder

Birth place

Limehouse, Middlesex, England

First name(s)

Thomas

Last name

Downey

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

19

Birth year

1862

Occupation

Waiter

Birth place

Limehouse, Middlesex, England

First name(s)

John

Last name

Downey

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

9

Birth year

1872

Occupation

Scho

Birth place

Limehouse, Middlesex, England

First name(s)

George

Last name

Downey

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

7

Birth year

1874

Occupation

Scho

Birth place

Limehouse, Middlesex, England

First name(s)

Samuel

Last name

Dennis

Relationship

Lodger

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

20

Birth year

1861

Occupation

Waiter

Birth place

Limehouse, Middlesex, England

First name(s)

Sarah

Last name

Downey

Relationship

Wife Of Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

48

Birth year

1833

Occupation

-

Birth place

Limehouse, Middlesex, England

First name(s)

Norah

Last name

Downey

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

20

Birth year

1861

Occupation

Machinist (S)

Birth place

Limehouse, Middlesex, England

First name(s)

Mary A

Last name

Downey

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

17

Birth year

1864

Occupation

-

Birth place

Limehouse, Middlesex, England

First name(s)

Catherine

Last name

Downey

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

15

Birth year

1866

Occupation

-

Birth place

Limehouse, Middlesex, England

First name(s)

Sarah

Last name

Febey

Relationship

Lodger

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

81

Birth year

1800

Occupation

Nothing

Birth place

Limehouse, Kent, 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 Downey family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Thomas Downey and 10 other people

Downey family summary

NAME
Thomas Downey
BORN
1831
BIRTH COUNTY
Middlesex
ADDRESS IN 1881
Limehouse, London, Middlesex, England
An original census record
An original census record

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