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William H Gilbert in Devon in the 1881 Census

Details of William H Gilbert of Wooda, Pancrasweek, Devon, England

First name(s)

William H

Last name

Gilbert

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

51

Birth year

1830

Occupation

Farmer Of 320 Ac Emp 4 Laborers

Birth town

Pancrasweek

Birth county

Devon

Birth place

England

Street

Wooda

Town

Parish

Pancrasweek

County

Devon

Country

England

Registration district

Holsworthy

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Lewis A

Last name

Gilbert

Relationship

Brother

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

45

Birth year

1836

Occupation

Farmer Of 320 Ac Emp 4 Laborers

Birth place

Pancrasweek, Devon, England

First name(s)

Elizabeth

Last name

Gilbert

Relationship

Mother

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

85

Birth year

1796

Occupation

Annuitant

Birth place

Sutcombe, Devon, England

First name(s)

Elizabeth A

Last name

Gilbert

Relationship

Niece

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

26

Birth year

1855

Occupation

Housekeeper

Birth place

Pancrasweek, Devon, England

First name(s)

Richard A

Last name

Rouse

Relationship

Visitor

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

15

Birth year

1866

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Milton Damerel, Devon, England

First name(s)

Elizabeth A

Last name

Hockridge

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

18

Birth year

1863

Occupation

General Servant (Dom)

Birth place

Pancrasweek, Devon, England

First name(s)

Mary J

Last name

Hancock

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

14

Birth year

1867

Occupation

General Servant (Dom)

Birth place

Milton Damerel, Devon, England

First name(s)

David

Last name

Grills

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

20

Birth year

1861

Occupation

Farm Servant (Indoors)

Birth place

Hartland, Devon, England

First name(s)

Alfred

Last name

Jones

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

12

Birth year

1869

Occupation

Farm Servant (Indoors)

Birth place

Holsworthy, Devon, 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 Gilbert family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes William H Gilbert and 8 other people

Gilbert family summary

NAME
William H Gilbert
BORN
1830
BIRTH COUNTY
Devon
ADDRESS IN 1881
Pancrasweek, Devon, England
An original census record
An original census record

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