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William Henry Sowden in Cornwall in the 1881 Census

Details of William Henry Sowden of Fore Street, Lanteglos by Camelford, Cornwall, England

First name(s)

William Henry

Last name

Sowden

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

52

Birth year

1829

Occupation

Mayor Alderman Draper

Birth town

St Clear's

Birth county

Cornwall

Birth place

England

Street

Fore Street

Town

Parish

Lanteglos by Camelford

County

Cornwall

Country

England

Registration district

Camelford

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Thira Theodora

Last name

Sowden

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

15

Birth year

1866

Occupation

-

Birth place

Lanteglos, Cornwall, England

First name(s)

Mary

Last name

Lobb

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

54

Birth year

1827

Occupation

Cook

Birth place

St Teath, Cornwall, England

First name(s)

Emma

Last name

Hawke

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

22

Birth year

1859

Occupation

Domestic Servant

Birth place

St Teath, Cornwall, 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 Sowden family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes William Henry Sowden and 3 other people

Sowden family summary

NAME
William Henry Sowden
BORN
1829
BIRTH COUNTY
Cornwall
ADDRESS IN 1881
Lanteglos by Camelford, Cornwall, England
An original census record
An original census record

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