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

Details of William Ellis of Hollis Croft, Sheffield, Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding), England

First name(s)

William

Last name

Ellis

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

52

Birth year

1829

Occupation

Tailor

Birth town

Birth county

Birth place

Ireland

Street

Hollis Croft

Town

Parish

Sheffield

County

Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding)

Country

England

Registration district

Sheffield

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Margaret

Last name

Ellis

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

59

Birth year

1822

Occupation

-

Birth place

Chester, Cheshire, England

First name(s)

Susannah

Last name

Cotterill

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

28

Birth year

1853

Occupation

Silver Burnisher

Birth place

Sheffield, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

William

Last name

Cotterill

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

17

Birth year

1864

Occupation

Silver Finisher

Birth place

Sheffield, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Ellen

Last name

Anderson

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

33

Birth year

1848

Occupation

Silver Burnisher

Birth place

Sheffield, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

William

Last name

Mc Gay

Relationship

Son Grand

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

11

Birth year

1870

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Sheffield, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Mary A

Last name

Anderson

Relationship

Daughter Grand

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

7

Birth year

1874

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Sheffield, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Margaret

Last name

Anderson

Relationship

Daughter Grand

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

5

Birth year

1876

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Sheffield, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

John

Last name

Anderson

Relationship

Son Grand

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

3

Birth year

1878

Occupation

-

Birth place

Sheffield, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Ellen

Last name

Anderson

Relationship

Daughter Grand

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

1

Birth year

1880

Occupation

-

Birth place

Sheffield, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Edwin

Last name

Gray

Relationship

Lodger Head

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

25

Birth year

1856

Occupation

Razor Blade Forger

Birth place

Sheffield, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Samuel

Last name

Gray

Relationship

Lodger

Marital status

Widower

Gender

Male

Age

61

Birth year

1820

Occupation

Razor Blade Forger

Birth place

Sheffield, 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.

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See the whole Ellis family in this 1881 Census record

Includes William Ellis and 11 other people

NAME
William Ellis
BORN
1829
BIRTH COUNTY
-
ADDRESS IN 1881
Sheffield, Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding), England
An original census record

This census includes:

  • Details of all household members
  • Birth dates & locations
  • Occupations
  • Full house address

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