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William Hawkes in Northamptonshire in the 1881 Census

Details of William Hawkes of Farm House Main Street, Thenford, Northamptonshire, England

First name(s)

William

Last name

Hawkes

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

46

Birth year

1835

Occupation

Farmer Of 330 Acres Employing 12 Men & 7 Boys

Birth town

Thenford

Birth county

Northamptonshire

Birth place

England

Street

Farm House Main Street

Town

Parish

Thenford

County

Northamptonshire

Country

England

Registration district

Brackley

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Elizabeth A

Last name

Hawkes

Relationship

Sister

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

41

Birth year

1840

Occupation

Housekeeper

Birth place

Thenford, Northamptonshire, England

First name(s)

Margaret M

Last name

Hawkes

Relationship

Sister

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

40

Birth year

1841

Occupation

Farmer Daur? ?

Birth place

Thenford, Northamptonshire, England

First name(s)

Mary

Last name

Cox

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

20

Birth year

1861

Occupation

General Sert Domestic

Birth place

Culworth, Northamptonshire, 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 Hawkes family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes William Hawkes and 3 other people

Hawkes family summary

NAME
William Hawkes
BORN
1835
BIRTH COUNTY
Northamptonshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Thenford, Northamptonshire, England
An original census record
An original census record

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