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William Cowens in Yorkshire, Yorkshire (North Riding) in the 1881 Census

Details of William Cowens of 76 Napier Street, Normanby, Yorkshire, Yorkshire (North Riding), England

First name(s)

William

Last name

Cowens

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Widower

Gender

Male

Age

53

Birth year

1828

Occupation

Loco Engineman (Dr)

Birth town

Birth county

Durham

Birth place

England

Street

76 Napier Street

Town

Parish

Normanby

County

Yorkshire, Yorkshire (North Riding)

Country

England

Registration district

Middlesbrough

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

John

Last name

Cowens

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

14

Birth year

1867

Occupation

-

Birth place

Surrey, England

First name(s)

Margaret Ann

Last name

Cowens

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

8

Birth year

1873

Occupation

-

Birth place

Northumberland, England

First name(s)

Mary Ann

Last name

Smith

Relationship

Housekeeper

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

41

Birth year

1840

Occupation

Genl Housekeeper

Birth place

Durham, England

First name(s)

George

Last name

Miller

Relationship

Boarder

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

46

Birth year

1835

Occupation

Labr In Iron Wks

Birth place

Durham, England

First name(s)

Edward

Last name

Mole

Relationship

Boarder

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

41

Birth year

1840

Occupation

Loco Engine Man

Birth place

Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Edward

Last name

Mole

Relationship

Boarder

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

20

Birth year

1861

Occupation

Loco Fireman

Birth place

Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

William

Last name

Crabb

Relationship

Boarder

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

25

Birth year

1856

Occupation

Genl Labr

Birth place

Yorkshire, 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 Cowens family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes William Cowens and 7 other people

Cowens family summary

NAME
William Cowens
BORN
1828
BIRTH COUNTY
Durham
ADDRESS IN 1881
Normanby, Yorkshire, Yorkshire (North Riding), England
An original census record
An original census record

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