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Walter Wm Melhuish in Devon in the 1881 Census

Details of Walter Wm Melhuish of Court Barn, Clawton, Devon, England

First name(s)

Walter Wm

Last name

Melhuish

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

60

Birth year

1821

Occupation

J.P. For County Of Devon & Buck

Birth town

Ashwater

Birth county

Devon

Birth place

England

Street

Court Barn

Town

Parish

Clawton

County

Devon

Country

England

Registration district

Holsworthy

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Mary

Last name

Melhuish

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

61

Birth year

1820

Occupation

-

Birth place

Pyworthy, Devon, England

First name(s)

Mary C E

Last name

Melhuish

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

27

Birth year

1854

Occupation

-

Birth place

Clawton, Devon, England

First name(s)

Elizabeth G

Last name

Holloway

Relationship

-

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

31

Birth year

1850

Occupation

Cook Domestic Servant

Birth place

Ashwater, Devon, England

First name(s)

Mary

Last name

Stenlake

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

19

Birth year

1862

Occupation

Parlour Maid Domestic Servt

Birth place

Ashwater, Devon, England

First name(s)

Clara Ann

Last name

Collins

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

18

Birth year

1863

Occupation

House Maid Domestic Serv

Birth place

Thornbury, Devon, England

First name(s)

John

Last name

Oxenham

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

17

Birth year

1864

Occupation

Stableman Domestic Serv

Birth place

Clawton, Devon, 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 Melhuish family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Walter Wm Melhuish and 6 other people

Melhuish family summary

NAME
Walter Wm Melhuish
BORN
1821
BIRTH COUNTY
Devon
ADDRESS IN 1881
Clawton, Devon, England
An original census record
An original census record

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