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William Gordon in London, Middlesex in the 1881 Census

Details of William Gordon of 97 Maroon Street, Limehouse, London, Middlesex, England

First name(s)

William

Last name

Gordon

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Widower

Gender

Male

Age

42

Birth year

1839

Occupation

Wheelwright

Birth town

Hackney

Birth county

Middlesex

Birth place

England

Street

97 Maroon Street

Town

Parish

Limehouse

County

London, Middlesex

Country

England

Registration district

Stepney

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Alfred

Last name

Gordon

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

18

Birth year

1863

Occupation

Wheelwright

Birth place

Poplar, Middlesex, England

First name(s)

Henry

Last name

Gordon

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

13

Birth year

1868

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Poplar, Middlesex, England

First name(s)

Elizabeth A

Last name

Gordon

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

21

Birth year

1860

Occupation

-

Birth place

Bow, Middlesex, England

First name(s)

Maryann

Last name

Gordon

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

3

Birth year

1878

Occupation

-

Birth place

Poplar, Middlesex, England

First name(s)

Robert

Last name

Gordon

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

6

Birth year

1875

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Poplar, Middlesex, England

First name(s)

Ellen A

Last name

Gordon

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

4

Birth year

1877

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Poplar, Middlesex, 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 Gordon family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes William Gordon and 6 other people

Gordon family summary

NAME
William Gordon
BORN
1839
BIRTH COUNTY
Middlesex
ADDRESS IN 1881
Limehouse, London, Middlesex, England
An original census record
An original census record

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