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William Foster in Shropshire in the 1881 Census

Details of William Foster of Nash Court, Nash (Salop), Shropshire, England

First name(s)

William

Last name

Foster

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

29

Birth year

1852

Occupation

Retired Farmer

Birth town

Clapham

Birth county

Yorkshire

Birth place

England

Street

Nash Court

Town

Parish

Nash (Salop)

County

Shropshire

Country

England

Registration district

Tenbury

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Margaret Rebecca

Last name

Foster

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

28

Birth year

1853

Occupation

-

Birth place

Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Margaret Rebecca

Last name

Foster

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

5

Birth year

1876

Occupation

-

Birth place

Westward, Cumberland, England

First name(s)

Caroline Megilby

Last name

Foster

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

1

Birth year

1880

Occupation

-

Birth place

Westward, Cumberland, England

First name(s)

Emma

Last name

Jeffries

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

32

Birth year

1849

Occupation

Domestic Serv

Birth place

Eton Wick, Buckinghamshire, England

First name(s)

Harriett

Last name

Bayliss

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

26

Birth year

1855

Occupation

Domestic Serv

Birth place

Ullingswick, Herefordshire, England

First name(s)

Alison

Last name

Pettifew

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

26

Birth year

1855

Occupation

Domestic Serv

Birth place

Brampton, Cumberland, England

First name(s)

John

Last name

Langley

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

31

Birth year

1850

Occupation

Domestic Serv

Birth place

Sleagill, Westmorland, England

First name(s)

Thomas

Last name

Jon

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

15

Birth year

1866

Occupation

Domestic Serv

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 Foster family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes William Foster and 8 other people

Foster family summary

NAME
William Foster
BORN
1852
BIRTH COUNTY
Yorkshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Nash (Salop), Shropshire, England
An original census record
An original census record

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