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William Greaves in Lancashire in the 1881 Census

Details of William Greaves of 4 Stanley Road, Bootle cum Linacre, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

William

Last name

Greaves

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

21

Birth year

1860

Occupation

Clerk Commercial

Birth town

Birth county

Cheshire

Birth place

England

Street

4 Stanley Road

Town

Parish

Bootle cum Linacre

County

Lancashire

Country

England

Registration district

West Derby

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Margaret

Last name

Greaves

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

57

Birth year

1824

Occupation

Lady

Birth place

Scotland

First name(s)

Joseph

Last name

Greaves

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

23

Birth year

1858

Occupation

Salesman (Cotton Broker)

Birth place

Liverpool, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

John R

Last name

Greaves

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

16

Birth year

1865

Occupation

Apprentice

Birth place

Bootle, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

John M

Last name

Ryeil

Relationship

Boarder

Marital status

Widower

Gender

Male

Age

60

Birth year

1821

Occupation

Retired Master Mariner

Birth place

Scotland

First name(s)

John M

Last name

Ryeil

Relationship

Boarder

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

19

Birth year

1862

Occupation

Apprentice

Birth place

Cheshire, England

First name(s)

Jemima M A

Last name

Ryeil

Relationship

Boarder

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

17

Birth year

1864

Occupation

-

Birth place

Liverpool, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Barbara

Last name

MacLeod

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

47

Birth year

1834

Occupation

General Serv

Birth place

Scotland

First name(s)

Bertha

Last name

Davies

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

22

Birth year

1859

Occupation

General Serv

Birth place

Hereford, Herefordshire, 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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NAME
William Greaves
BORN
1860
BIRTH COUNTY
Cheshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Bootle cum Linacre, Lancashire, England
An original census record

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  • Birth dates & locations
  • Occupations
  • Full house address

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