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Thomas Whitaker in Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding) in the 1881 Census

Details of Thomas Whitaker of Church Lane, Heckmondwike, Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding), England

First name(s)

Thomas

Last name

Whitaker

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

37

Birth year

1844

Occupation

Dyers Labourer

Birth town

Wakefield

Birth county

Yorkshire

Birth place

England

Street

Church Lane

Town

Parish

Heckmondwike

County

Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding)

Country

England

Registration district

Dewsbury

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Sarah

Last name

Whitaker

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

42

Birth year

1839

Occupation

-

Birth place

Wakefield, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

George W

Last name

Whitaker

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

14

Birth year

1867

Occupation

Dyers Labourer

Birth place

Wakefield, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Elizabeth A

Last name

Whitaker

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

7

Birth year

1874

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Heckmondwike, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

David

Last name

Whitaker

Relationship

Father

Marital status

Widower

Gender

Male

Age

68

Birth year

1813

Occupation

Dyers Labourer

Birth place

Crofton, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

William

Last name

Bannester

Relationship

Lodger

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

26

Birth year

1855

Occupation

Dyers Labourer

Birth place

Bradford, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Mary

Last name

Bannester

Relationship

Lod Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

26

Birth year

1855

Occupation

-

Birth place

Bradford, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Elizabeth

Last name

Bannester

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

6

Birth year

1875

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Bradford, Yorkshire, 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 Whitaker family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Thomas Whitaker and 7 other people

Whitaker family summary

NAME
Thomas Whitaker
BORN
1844
BIRTH COUNTY
Yorkshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Heckmondwike, Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding), England
An original census record
An original census record

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