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Thomas Melling in Lancashire in the 1881 Census

Details of Thomas Melling of Windmill Inn Scholes Street, Wigan, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Thomas

Last name

Melling

Relationship

Father

Marital status

Widower

Gender

Male

Age

71

Birth year

1810

Occupation

Tailor

Birth town

Orrell

Birth county

Lancashire

Birth place

England

Street

Windmill Inn Scholes Street

Town

Parish

Wigan

County

Lancashire

Country

England

Registration district

Wigan

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Luke

Last name

Green

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

27

Birth year

1854

Occupation

Public House Manager

Birth place

Pemberton, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Margaret

Last name

Green

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

31

Birth year

1850

Occupation

Cooke

Birth place

Pemberton, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Thomas

Last name

Green

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

3

Birth year

1878

Occupation

-

Birth place

Wigan, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

John W

Last name

Green

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

0

Birth year

1881

Occupation

-

Birth place

Wigan, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Hannah

Last name

Green

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

17

Birth year

1864

Occupation

Gen Serv

Birth place

Pemberton, Lancashire, 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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NAME
Thomas Melling
BORN
1810
BIRTH COUNTY
Lancashire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Wigan, Lancashire, England
An original census record

This census includes:

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

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