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Thomas Heard in Devon in the 1881 Census

Details of Thomas Heard of East Titchberry, Hartland, Devon, England

First name(s)

Thomas

Last name

Heard

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

61

Birth year

1820

Occupation

Farmer Of 140 Acres

Birth town

Hartland

Birth county

Devon

Birth place

England

Street

East Titchberry

Town

Parish

Hartland

County

Devon

Country

England

Registration district

Bideford

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Ann

Last name

Heard

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

62

Birth year

1819

Occupation

Farmers Wife

Birth place

Hartland, Devon, England

First name(s)

William

Last name

Heard

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

26

Birth year

1855

Occupation

Farmers Son

Birth place

Hartland, Devon, England

First name(s)

Elizabeth A

Last name

Heard

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

25

Birth year

1856

Occupation

Farmers Daughter

Birth place

Hartland, Devon, England

First name(s)

Thomas

Last name

Heard

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

18

Birth year

1863

Occupation

Farmers Son

Birth place

Hartland, Devon, England

First name(s)

Henry

Last name

Heard

Relationship

Brother

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

50

Birth year

1831

Occupation

Farmers Brother

Birth place

Hartland, Devon, England

First name(s)

Sarah J

Last name

Pengilly

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

13

Birth year

1868

Occupation

General Servant (Dom)

Birth place

Hartland, 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 Heard family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Thomas Heard and 6 other people

Heard family summary

NAME
Thomas Heard
BORN
1820
BIRTH COUNTY
Devon
ADDRESS IN 1881
Hartland, Devon, England
An original census record
An original census record

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