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Thomas Orchard in Cornwall in the 1881 Census

Details of Thomas Orchard of Plymswood, Jacobstow, Cornwall, England

First name(s)

Thomas

Last name

Orchard

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

51

Birth year

1830

Occupation

Farmer Of 327 Acres Employing 3 Men

Birth town

Poundstock

Birth county

Cornwall

Birth place

England

Street

Plymswood

Town

Parish

Jacobstow

County

Cornwall

Country

England

Registration district

Stratton

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Ann

Last name

Orchard

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

51

Birth year

1830

Occupation

-

Birth place

St Gennys, Cornwall, England

First name(s)

George

Last name

Orchard

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

22

Birth year

1859

Occupation

Farmers Son

Birth place

Poundstock, Cornwall, England

First name(s)

Ellen

Last name

Orchard

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

16

Birth year

1865

Occupation

-

Birth place

Poundstock, Cornwall, England

First name(s)

Norah

Last name

Orchard

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

9

Birth year

1872

Occupation

-

Birth place

Jacobstow, Cornwall, England

First name(s)

Frederick J P

Last name

Orchard

Relationship

Grand Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

9

Birth year

1872

Occupation

-

Birth place

Jacobstow, Cornwall, England

First name(s)

Richard

Last name

Ballamy

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

18

Birth year

1863

Occupation

Farm Serv. Indoor

Birth place

Jacobstow, Cornwall, 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 Orchard family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Thomas Orchard and 6 other people

Orchard family summary

NAME
Thomas Orchard
BORN
1830
BIRTH COUNTY
Cornwall
ADDRESS IN 1881
Jacobstow, Cornwall, England
An original census record
An original census record

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