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William H Howells in Glamorganshire in the 1881 Census

Details of William H Howells of Goitre Bella, Swansea Higher and Lower, Glamorganshire, Wales

First name(s)

William H

Last name

Howells

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

24

Birth year

1857

Occupation

Engine Fitter

Birth town

Killay

Birth county

Glamorgan

Birth place

Wales

Street

Goitre Bella

Town

Parish

Swansea Higher and Lower

County

Glamorganshire

Country

Wales

Registration district

Swansea

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

William

Last name

Howells

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Widower

Gender

Male

Age

59

Birth year

1822

Occupation

Farmer 80 Acres None Employed

Birth place

Penclawdd, Glamorgan, Wales

First name(s)

John

Last name

Howells

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

30

Birth year

1851

Occupation

Farmers Assistant (Servant)

Birth place

Killay, Glamorgan, Wales

First name(s)

Morgan

Last name

Howells

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

25

Birth year

1856

Occupation

Mason

Birth place

Killay, Glamorgan, Wales

First name(s)

Sarah Ann

Last name

Howells

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

21

Birth year

1860

Occupation

-

Birth place

Killay, Glamorgan, Wales

First name(s)

Robert

Last name

Howells

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

21

Birth year

1860

Occupation

Farmers Assistant (Serv)

Birth place

Killay, Glamorgan, Wales

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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See the whole Howells family in this 1881 Census record

Includes William H Howells and 5 other people

NAME
William H Howells
BORN
1857
BIRTH COUNTY
Glamorgan
ADDRESS IN 1881
Swansea Higher and Lower, Glamorganshire, Wales
An original census record

This census includes:

  • Details of all household members
  • Birth dates & locations
  • Occupations
  • Full house address

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