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Thomas Richardson in Durham in the 1881 Census

Details of Thomas Richardson of Hesleton Moors, Coldhesledon, Durham, England

First name(s)

Thomas

Last name

Richardson

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

50

Birth year

1831

Occupation

Ag Lab

Birth town

Simonburn

Birth county

Northumberland

Birth place

England

Street

Hesleton Moors

Town

Parish

Coldhesledon

County

Durham

Country

England

Registration district

Easington

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Ann

Last name

Richardson

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

48

Birth year

1833

Occupation

Ag Lab Wife

Birth place

Northumberland, England

First name(s)

John

Last name

Richardson

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

24

Birth year

1857

Occupation

Coal Miner

Birth place

Gosforth, Northumberland, England

First name(s)

Thomas

Last name

Richardson

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

20

Birth year

1861

Occupation

Coal Miner

Birth place

Dalton Le Dale, Durham, England

First name(s)

William

Last name

Richardson

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

18

Birth year

1863

Occupation

Ag Lab

Birth place

Dalton Le Dale, Durham, England

First name(s)

Elizabeth A

Last name

Richardson

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

16

Birth year

1865

Occupation

-

Birth place

Dalton Le Dale, Durham, England

First name(s)

Matthew S

Last name

Richardson

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

15

Birth year

1866

Occupation

-

Birth place

Dalton Le Dale, Durham, England

First name(s)

Mary

Last name

Richardson

Relationship

Mother

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

78

Birth year

1803

Occupation

-

Birth place

Newburn, Northumberland, 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 Richardson family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Thomas Richardson and 7 other people

Richardson family summary

NAME
Thomas Richardson
BORN
1831
BIRTH COUNTY
Northumberland
ADDRESS IN 1881
Coldhesledon, Durham, England
An original census record
An original census record

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