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William Ashton in Devon in the 1881 Census

Details of William Ashton of Church Town, East Bridgerule, Devon, England

First name(s)

William

Last name

Ashton

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

45

Birth year

1836

Occupation

Farmer Of 350 Acres Employing 3 Labs

Birth town

Kilkhampton

Birth county

Cornwall

Birth place

England

Street

Church Town

Town

Parish

East Bridgerule

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)

Martha

Last name

Ashton

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

39

Birth year

1842

Occupation

Farmers Wife

Birth place

Devon, England

First name(s)

Francis A

Last name

Ashton

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

19

Birth year

1862

Occupation

Farmers Son

Birth place

Devon, England

First name(s)

Ellen

Last name

Ashton

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

18

Birth year

1863

Occupation

Farmers Daur

Birth place

Devon, England

First name(s)

William

Last name

Ashton

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

14

Birth year

1867

Occupation

Farmers Son

Birth place

Devon, England

First name(s)

Eliza J

Last name

Ashton

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

11

Birth year

1870

Occupation

Farmers Daur

Birth place

Devon, England

First name(s)

John H

Last name

Ashton

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

9

Birth year

1872

Occupation

((F)) Scholar

Birth place

Devon, England

First name(s)

Rhoda A

Last name

Ashton

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

1

Birth year

1880

Occupation

Farmers Daur

Birth place

Devon, England

First name(s)

James

Last name

Woodley

Relationship

Visitor

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

26

Birth year

1855

Occupation

Farmers Son

Birth place

Devon, England

First name(s)

Mary

Last name

Brown

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

17

Birth year

1864

Occupation

General Servant Domestic

Birth place

Stratton, Cornwall, England

First name(s)

William

Last name

Parnell

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

18

Birth year

1863

Occupation

Farm Servant (Indoor)

Birth place

Devon, England

First name(s)

Daniel

Last name

Parsons

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

16

Birth year

1865

Occupation

Farm Servant (Indoor)

Birth place

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 Ashton family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes William Ashton and 11 other people

Ashton family summary

NAME
William Ashton
BORN
1836
BIRTH COUNTY
Cornwall
ADDRESS IN 1881
East Bridgerule, Devon, England
An original census record
An original census record

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