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Thomas Harkell in Warwickshire in the 1881 Census

Details of Thomas Harkell of Industry Canal Boat, Aston, Warwickshire, England

First name(s)

Thomas

Last name

Harkell

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

29

Birth year

1852

Occupation

Boatman (Coal)

Birth town

Warwick

Birth county

Warwickshire

Birth place

England

Street

Industry Canal Boat

Town

Parish

Aston

County

Warwickshire

Country

England

Registration district

Aston

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Alfred

Last name

Mitchell

Relationship

Mate

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

26

Birth year

1855

Occupation

Boatman (Coal)

Birth place

Warwick, Warwickshire, England

First name(s)

John

Last name

Holdback

Relationship

Captain

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

57

Birth year

1824

Occupation

Boatman (Coal)

Birth place

Warwick, Warwickshire, England

First name(s)

George

Last name

Holdback

Relationship

Mate

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

31

Birth year

1850

Occupation

Boatman (Coal)

Birth place

Warwick, Warwickshire, 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 Harkell family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Thomas Harkell and 3 other people

Harkell family summary

NAME
Thomas Harkell
BORN
1852
BIRTH COUNTY
Warwickshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Aston, Warwickshire, England
An original census record
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