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Tom Lawrence in Lancashire in the 1881 Census

Details of Tom Lawrence of Hill Top House, Sharples, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Tom

Last name

Lawrence

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

19

Birth year

1862

Occupation

Butler

Birth town

Birth county

Yorkshire

Birth place

England

Street

Hill Top House

Town

Parish

Sharples

County

Lancashire

Country

England

Registration district

Bolton

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Thomas

Last name

Wright

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

51

Birth year

1830

Occupation

Retired Gentleman

Birth place

Market Bosworth, Leicestershire, England

First name(s)

Essey

Last name

Wright

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

44

Birth year

1837

Occupation

-

Birth place

London, Middlesex, England

First name(s)

Lawrence

Last name

Wright

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

7

Birth year

1874

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

London, Middlesex, England

First name(s)

John

Last name

Williams

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

50

Birth year

1831

Occupation

Groom

Birth place

Holyhead, Anglesey, Wales

First name(s)

Bridget M

Last name

Carroll

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

32

Birth year

1849

Occupation

Kitchen Maid

Birth place

Ireland

First name(s)

Sarah A

Last name

Read

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

29

Birth year

1852

Occupation

General Servant

Birth place

Calverton, Buckinghamshire, England

First name(s)

Lucy H

Last name

Barnes

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

23

Birth year

1858

Occupation

Cook

Birth place

Shapwick, Somerset, England

First name(s)

Sarah J

Last name

Johnstone

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

23

Birth year

1858

Occupation

Laundress

Birth place

Bangor, Flintshire, 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.

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See the whole Lawrence family in this 1881 Census record

Includes Tom Lawrence and 8 other people

NAME
Tom Lawrence
BORN
1862
BIRTH COUNTY
Yorkshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Sharples, Lancashire, England
An original census record

This census includes:

  • Details of all household members
  • Birth dates & locations
  • Occupations
  • Full house address

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