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Thomas Edwards in Shropshire in the 1881 Census

Details of Thomas Edwards of Turning Street, Overton (Flint), Shropshire, England

First name(s)

Thomas

Last name

Edwards

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth town

Birth county

Birth place

Street

Turning Street

Town

Parish

Overton (Flint)

County

Shropshire

Country

England

Registration district

Ellesmere

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Margaret

Last name

Edwards

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

37

Birth year

1844

Occupation

Plumber & Painter Wife

Birth place

Bangor, Flintshire, Wales

First name(s)

Ester

Last name

Edwards

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

9

Birth year

1872

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Cloy, Flintshire, Wales

First name(s)

Thomas

Last name

Edwards

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

1

Birth year

1880

Occupation

-

Birth place

Overton, Flintshire, Wales

First name(s)

Sarah

Last name

Gregory

Relationship

Niece

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

12

Birth year

1869

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Cloy, Flintshire, Wales

First name(s)

Ellen

Last name

Darlington

Relationship

Niece

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

4

Birth year

1877

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Ruabon, Denbighshire, Wales

First name(s)

Walter

Last name

Bedford

Relationship

Lodger

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

27

Birth year

1854

Occupation

(Temp) Mason

Birth place

Market Drayton, Shropshire, England

First name(s)

Elizabeth

Last name

Bedford

Relationship

Lodger Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

26

Birth year

1855

Occupation

(Temp) Mason Wife

Birth place

Nottinghamshire, 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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See the whole Edwards family in this 1881 Census record

Includes Thomas Edwards and 7 other people

NAME
Thomas Edwards
BORN
-
BIRTH COUNTY
-
ADDRESS IN 1881
Overton (Flint), 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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