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Thomas Powell in Yorkshire, Yorkshire (North Riding) in the 1881 Census

Details of Thomas Powell of 13 Whalley Street, Thornaby with South Stockton, Yorkshire, Yorkshire (North Riding), England

First name(s)

Thomas

Last name

Powell

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

58

Birth year

1823

Occupation

Mill Furnace Heater (Iron)

Birth town

Pembrey

Birth county

Carmarthenshire

Birth place

Wales

Street

13 Whalley Street

Town

Parish

Thornaby with South Stockton

County

Yorkshire, Yorkshire (North Riding)

Country

England

Registration district

Middlesbrough

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Catherine

Last name

Powell

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

61

Birth year

1820

Occupation

-

Birth place

Dowlais, Glamorganshire, Wales

First name(s)

Thomas

Last name

Powell

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

21

Birth year

1860

Occupation

Ironworks Labourer

Birth place

Pontlottyn, Glamorganshire, Wales

First name(s)

Margretta

Last name

Powell

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

19

Birth year

1862

Occupation

-

Birth place

Pontlottyn, Glamorganshire, Wales

First name(s)

Richard

Last name

Hughes

Relationship

Lodger

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

28

Birth year

1853

Occupation

Puddler

Birth place

Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorganshire, Wales

First name(s)

Ann

Last name

Humphreys

Relationship

Mother In Law

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

100

Birth year

1781

Occupation

-

Birth place

Neath, Glamorganshire, 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.

See the whole Powell family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Thomas Powell and 5 other people

Powell family summary

NAME
Thomas Powell
BORN
1823
BIRTH COUNTY
Carmarthenshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Thornaby with South Stockton, Yorkshire, Yorkshire (North Riding), England
An original census record
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