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Thomas Hughes in Glamorganshire in the 1881 Census

Details of Thomas Hughes of Sketty, Swansea Higher and Lower, Glamorganshire, Wales

First name(s)

Thomas

Last name

Hughes

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

37

Birth year

1844

Occupation

House Carpenter

Birth town

Sketty

Birth county

Glamorgan

Birth place

Wales

Street

Sketty

Town

Parish

Swansea Higher and Lower

County

Glamorganshire

Country

Wales

Registration district

Swansea

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Ellen

Last name

Hughes

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

38

Birth year

1843

Occupation

-

Birth place

Glamorgan, Wales

First name(s)

Margaret Ann

Last name

Hughes

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

11

Birth year

1870

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Sketty, Glamorgan, Wales

First name(s)

Edith Alice

Last name

Hughes

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

8

Birth year

1873

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Sketty, Glamorgan, Wales

First name(s)

Thomas

Last name

Williams

Relationship

Lodger

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

24

Birth year

1857

Occupation

House Carpenter

Birth place

Sketty, Glamorgan, Wales

First name(s)

Edward

Last name

Williams

Relationship

Brother

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

22

Birth year

1859

Occupation

Gardener

Birth place

Sketty, Glamorgan, Wales

First name(s)

Frederick

Last name

Williams

Relationship

Brother

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

15

Birth year

1866

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Sketty, Glamorgan, Wales

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 Hughes family in this 1881 Census record

Includes Thomas Hughes and 6 other people

NAME
Thomas Hughes
BORN
1844
BIRTH COUNTY
Glamorgan
ADDRESS IN 1881
Swansea Higher and Lower, Glamorganshire, Wales
An original census record

This census includes:

  • Details of all household members
  • Birth dates & locations
  • Occupations
  • Full house address

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