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William Howlett in Norfolk in the 1881 Census

Details of William Howlett of 6 Foundry Bridge Road, Norwich Thorpe, Norfolk, England

First name(s)

William

Last name

Howlett

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Widower

Gender

Male

Age

78

Birth year

1803

Occupation

Music Seller

Birth town

Norwich

Birth county

Norfolk

Birth place

England

Street

6 Foundry Bridge Road

Town

Parish

Norwich Thorpe

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)

Mary

Last name

Howlett

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

51

Birth year

1830

Occupation

-

Birth place

Norwich, Norfolk, England

First name(s)

Louise

Last name

Blackburn

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

23

Birth year

1858

Occupation

Cook Domestic Serv

Birth place

Old Buckenham, Norfolk, England

First name(s)

Charlotte

Last name

Arnup

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

20

Birth year

1861

Occupation

Housemaid Domestic Serv

Birth place

Blackheath, Surrey, 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 Howlett family in this 1881 Census record

Includes William Howlett and 3 other people

NAME
William Howlett
BORN
1803
BIRTH COUNTY
Norfolk
ADDRESS IN 1881
Norwich Thorpe, 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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