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Thomas Thompson in Lancashire in the 1881 Census

Details of Thomas Thompson of 4 Regent Road, Birkdale, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Thomas

Last name

Thompson

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

36

Birth year

1845

Occupation

Retired Corn Dealer

Birth town

Halifax

Birth county

Yorkshire

Birth place

England

Street

4 Regent Road

Town

Parish

Birkdale

County

Lancashire

Country

England

Registration district

Ormskirk

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Henrietta

Last name

Thompson

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

40

Birth year

1841

Occupation

Retired Corn Dealer Wife

Birth place

Manchester, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Helen

Last name

Thompson

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

18

Birth year

1863

Occupation

Retired Corn Dealer Daur

Birth place

Manchester, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Frederick

Last name

Thompson

Relationship

Nephew

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

22

Birth year

1859

Occupation

Corn Miller

Birth place

Halifax, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Jane J

Last name

Bowman

Relationship

Niece

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

17

Birth year

1864

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Bishop Auckland, Durham, England

First name(s)

Beatrice

Last name

Heather

Relationship

Niece

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

13

Birth year

1868

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Manchester, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Mary

Last name

Pickering

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

31

Birth year

1850

Occupation

Cook Doms Serv

Birth place

Mold, Flintshire, Wales

First name(s)

Alice A

Last name

Jones

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

17

Birth year

1864

Occupation

Cook Doms Serv

Birth place

Ormskirk, 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.

See the whole Thompson family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Thomas Thompson and 7 other people

Thompson family summary

NAME
Thomas Thompson
BORN
1845
BIRTH COUNTY
Yorkshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Birkdale, Lancashire, England
An original census record
An original census record

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