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Thomas O'Neil in Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding) in the 1881 Census

Details of Thomas O'Neil of Barracks, Shipton (York Nr), Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding), England

First name(s)

Thomas

Last name

O'Neil

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

52

Birth year

1829

Occupation

Farm Labourer

Birth town

Birth county

Birth place

Ireland

Street

Barracks

Town

Parish

Shipton (York Nr)

County

Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding)

Country

England

Registration district

Great Ouseburn

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Sarah

Last name

O'Neil

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

46

Birth year

1835

Occupation

-

Birth place

Ireland

First name(s)

Michael

Last name

O'Neil

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

21

Birth year

1860

Occupation

Farm Labourer

Birth place

Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Martin

Last name

O'Neil

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

17

Birth year

1864

Occupation

Farm Labourer

Birth place

Shipton, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

John

Last name

O'Neil

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

14

Birth year

1867

Occupation

Farm Labourer

Birth place

Coxhoe, Durham, England

First name(s)

Winifred

Last name

O'Neil

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

6

Birth year

1875

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Coxhoe, 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.

See the whole O'Neil family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Thomas O'Neil and 5 other people

O'Neil family summary

NAME
Thomas O'Neil
BORN
1829
BIRTH COUNTY
-
ADDRESS IN 1881
Shipton (York Nr), Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding), England
An original census record
An original census record

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