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Thomas Hugh Rookliff in Lancashire in the 1881 Census

Details of Thomas Hugh Rookliff of 10 Oxford Road, Birkdale, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Thomas Hugh

Last name

Rookliff

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Widower

Gender

Male

Age

57

Birth year

1824

Occupation

Retired Stationer

Birth town

Liverpool

Birth county

Lancashire

Birth place

England

Street

10 Oxford Road

Town

Parish

Birkdale

County

Lancashire

Country

England

Registration district

Ormskirk

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Henry A

Last name

Rookliff

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

24

Birth year

1857

Occupation

Timber Broker

Birth place

Liverpool, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Ellen

Last name

Rookliff

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

21

Birth year

1860

Occupation

-

Birth place

Liverpool, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Jane

Last name

Marsh

Relationship

Housekeeper

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

51

Birth year

1830

Occupation

Housekeeper (Dom Serv)

Birth place

Hindley, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Mary

Last name

Burns

Relationship

Cook

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

58

Birth year

1823

Occupation

Cook Dom Serv

Birth place

Liverpool, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Agnes

Last name

Killen

Relationship

Housemaid

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

31

Birth year

1850

Occupation

Housemaid Dom Serv

Birth place

-

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 Rookliff family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Thomas Hugh Rookliff and 5 other people

Rookliff family summary

NAME
Thomas Hugh Rookliff
BORN
1824
BIRTH COUNTY
Lancashire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Birkdale, Lancashire, England
An original census record
An original census record

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