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William Blight in Devon in the 1881 Census

Details of William Blight of Down Farm, Newton St Petrock, Devon, England

First name(s)

William

Last name

Blight

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

50

Birth year

1831

Occupation

Farmer (172 Acres)

Birth town

Holsworthy

Birth county

Devon

Birth place

England

Street

Down Farm

Town

Parish

Newton St Petrock

County

Devon

Country

England

Registration district

Bideford

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Lucilla

Last name

Blight

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

38

Birth year

1843

Occupation

-

Birth place

Milton Damerel, Devon, England

First name(s)

Bessie

Last name

Blight

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

19

Birth year

1862

Occupation

-

Birth place

Newton St Petrock, Devon, England

First name(s)

Mary

Last name

Blight

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

12

Birth year

1869

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Newton St Petrock, Devon, England

First name(s)

Caroline

Last name

Blight

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

5

Birth year

1876

Occupation

-

Birth place

Newton St Petrock, Devon, England

First name(s)

Thomas

Last name

Brooks

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

17

Birth year

1864

Occupation

Farm Servant (In Door)

Birth place

Frithelstock, Devon, England

First name(s)

Samuel

Last name

Lewis

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

17

Birth year

1864

Occupation

Farm Servant (In Door)

Birth place

Shebbear, Devon, England

First name(s)

Arscott

Last name

Hern

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

13

Birth year

1868

Occupation

Farm Servant (In Door)

Birth place

Newton St Petrock, 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 Blight family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes William Blight and 7 other people

Blight family summary

NAME
William Blight
BORN
1831
BIRTH COUNTY
Devon
ADDRESS IN 1881
Newton St Petrock, Devon, England
An original census record
An original census record

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