Skip to content

William Henry Bates in Staffordshire in the 1881 Census

Details of William Henry Bates of Dark House Lane Cottages, Walsall Foreign, Staffordshire, England

First name(s)

William Henry

Last name

Bates

Relationship

Grand Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

20

Birth year

1861

Occupation

Currier (Apprentice)

Birth town

Walsall

Birth county

Staffordshire

Birth place

England

Street

Dark House Lane Cottages

Town

Parish

Walsall Foreign

County

Staffordshire

Country

England

Registration district

Walsall

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Henry

Last name

Bates

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

76

Birth year

1805

Occupation

Buckle Maker

Birth place

Walsall, Staffordshire, England

First name(s)

Mary

Last name

Bates

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

70

Birth year

1811

Occupation

-

Birth place

Walsall, Staffordshire, England

First name(s)

Arthur Edward

Last name

Bates

Relationship

Grand Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

19

Birth year

1862

Occupation

Cabinet Maker (Apprentice)

Birth place

Walsall, Staffordshire, England

First name(s)

Ellen

Last name

Bates

Relationship

Grand Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

11

Birth year

1870

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Walsall, Staffordshire, 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.

Findmypast

See the whole Bates family in this 1881 Census record

Includes William Henry Bates and 4 other people

NAME
William Henry Bates
BORN
1861
BIRTH COUNTY
Staffordshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Walsall Foreign, Staffordshire, England
An original census record

This census includes:

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

Cookie Notice! The Findmypast website uses cookies. By continuing to access the site you are agreeing to their use. Learn more

×