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William Bates in Northamptonshire in the 1881 Census

Details of William Bates of ?, Chalcombe (Northampton), Northamptonshire, England

First name(s)

William

Last name

Bates

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

60

Birth year

1821

Occupation

Farm Labourer

Birth town

Berkhampstead

Birth county

Hertfordshire

Birth place

England

Street

?

Town

Parish

Chalcombe (Northampton)

County

Northamptonshire

Country

England

Registration district

Banbury

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Jane

Last name

Bates

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

53

Birth year

1828

Occupation

-

Birth place

Middleton Cheney, Northamptonshire, England

First name(s)

John

Last name

Gayton

Relationship

Lodger

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

27

Birth year

1854

Occupation

Groom (N D)

Birth place

Banbury, Oxfordshire, 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 Bates family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes William Bates and 2 other people

Bates family summary

NAME
William Bates
BORN
1821
BIRTH COUNTY
Hertfordshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Chalcombe (Northampton), Northamptonshire, England
An original census record
An original census record

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