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William Henry Spelman in Norfolk in the 1881 Census

Details of William Henry Spelman of Water Lane, Norwich St Edmund, Norfolk, England

First name(s)

William Henry

Last name

Spelman

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

69

Birth year

1812

Occupation

Labourer

Birth town

Norwich

Birth county

Norfolk

Birth place

England

Street

Water Lane

Town

Parish

Norwich St Edmund

County

Norfolk

Country

England

Registration district

Norwich

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Eliza

Last name

Spelman

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

64

Birth year

1817

Occupation

Labourer Wife

Birth place

Norwich, Norfolk, England

First name(s)

Betsey

Last name

Thompson

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

42

Birth year

1839

Occupation

Machinist

Birth place

Norwich, Norfolk, England

First name(s)

William

Last name

Spelman

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

34

Birth year

1847

Occupation

Shoe Maker

Birth place

Norwich, Norfolk, 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.

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See the whole Spelman family in this 1881 Census record

Includes William Henry Spelman and 3 other people

NAME
William Henry Spelman
BORN
1812
BIRTH COUNTY
Norfolk
ADDRESS IN 1881
Norwich St Edmund, Norfolk, England
An original census record

This census includes:

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

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