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William Birtwhistle in Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding) in the 1881 Census

Details of William Birtwhistle of 12 Swadford Street, Skipton, Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding), England

First name(s)

William

Last name

Birtwhistle

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

45

Birth year

1836

Occupation

Surgeon

Birth town

Richmond

Birth county

Surrey

Birth place

England

Street

12 Swadford Street

Town

Parish

Skipton

County

Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding)

Country

England

Registration district

Skipton

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Mary

Last name

Birtwhistle

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

47

Birth year

1834

Occupation

-

Birth place

Lincoln, Middlesex, England

First name(s)

Agnes

Last name

Birtwhistle

Relationship

Mother

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

78

Birth year

1803

Occupation

Clergymans Widow

Birth place

Long Preston, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Alfred

Last name

Birtwhistle

Relationship

Brother

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

36

Birth year

1845

Occupation

M A Oxford

Birth place

Beverley, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

John

Last name

Dodd

Relationship

Groom

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

24

Birth year

1857

Occupation

Domestic Servant

Birth place

-

First name(s)

Ann

Last name

Spong

Relationship

Cook

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

25

Birth year

1856

Occupation

Domestic Servant

Birth place

Lincoln, Middlesex, England

First name(s)

Mary

Last name

Watson

Relationship

House Maid

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

19

Birth year

1862

Occupation

Domestic Servant

Birth place

Marton, Cheshire, 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 Birtwhistle family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes William Birtwhistle and 6 other people

Birtwhistle family summary

NAME
William Birtwhistle
BORN
1836
BIRTH COUNTY
Surrey
ADDRESS IN 1881
Skipton, Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding), England
An original census record
An original census record

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