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William Ford in Northumberland in the 1881 Census

Details of William Ford of 6 Maiden Street, Elswick, Northumberland, England

First name(s)

William

Last name

Ford

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

36

Birth year

1845

Occupation

Blacksmith

Birth town

Wooler

Birth county

Northumberland

Birth place

England

Street

6 Maiden Street

Town

Parish

Elswick

County

Northumberland

Country

England

Registration district

Newcastle upon Tyne

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Isabella

Last name

Ford

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

33

Birth year

1848

Occupation

Blacksmith Wife

Birth place

Heaton, Northumberland, England

First name(s)

William

Last name

Ford

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

8

Birth year

1873

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Sunderland, Durham, England

First name(s)

Isabella

Last name

Ford

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

5

Birth year

1876

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Sunderland, Durham, England

First name(s)

James

Last name

Ford

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

3

Birth year

1878

Occupation

-

Birth place

Newcastle on Tyne, Northumberland, England

First name(s)

James G

Last name

Davison

Relationship

Brother In Law

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

23

Birth year

1858

Occupation

Joiner (E & M)

Birth place

Crookham, Northumberland, England

First name(s)

William

Last name

Middleman

Relationship

Lodger

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

38

Birth year

1843

Occupation

Blacksmith

Birth place

Northumberland, England

First name(s)

Eliza

Last name

Chisholm

Relationship

Visitor

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

18

Birth year

1863

Occupation

No Occupation

Birth place

Northumberland, 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 Ford family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes William Ford and 7 other people

Ford family summary

NAME
William Ford
BORN
1845
BIRTH COUNTY
Northumberland
ADDRESS IN 1881
Elswick, Northumberland, England
An original census record
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