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Thomas Lowdon in Durham in the 1881 Census

Details of Thomas Lowdon of Downhill, Boldon, Durham, England

First name(s)

Thomas

Last name

Lowdon

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

38

Birth year

1843

Occupation

Farmer Of 70 Acres Employing 1 Laborer

Birth town

Hunstanworth

Birth county

Durham

Birth place

England

Street

Downhill

Town

Parish

Boldon

County

Durham

Country

England

Registration district

South Shields

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Isabella

Last name

Lowdon

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

30

Birth year

1851

Occupation

Farmers Wife

Birth place

Muggleswick, Durham, England

First name(s)

John W

Last name

Lowdon

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

5

Birth year

1876

Occupation

-

Birth place

Boldon, Durham, England

First name(s)

Mary E

Last name

Lowdon

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

4

Birth year

1877

Occupation

-

Birth place

Boldon, Durham, England

First name(s)

Mary

Last name

Watson

Relationship

Mother In Law

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

72

Birth year

1809

Occupation

-

Birth place

Alston, Cumberland, England

First name(s)

Mary A

Last name

Watson

Relationship

Sister In Law

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

41

Birth year

1840

Occupation

-

Birth place

Muggleswick, Durham, England

First name(s)

Jane

Last name

Barron

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

28

Birth year

1853

Occupation

General Serv (Domestic)

Birth place

Shotley Bridge, Durham, 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 Lowdon family in this 1881 Census record

Includes Thomas Lowdon and 6 other people

NAME
Thomas Lowdon
BORN
1843
BIRTH COUNTY
Durham
ADDRESS IN 1881
Boldon, Durham, England
An original census record

This census includes:

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

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