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William Hughes in Somerset in the 1881 Census

Details of William Hughes of 30 The Square, Frome, Somerset, England

First name(s)

William

Last name

Hughes

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

26

Birth year

1855

Occupation

French Polisher

Birth town

Frome

Birth county

Somerset

Birth place

England

Street

30 The Square

Town

Parish

Frome

County

Somerset

Country

England

Registration district

Frome

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Eliza

Last name

Hughes

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

58

Birth year

1823

Occupation

Laundress

Birth place

Frome, Somerset, England

First name(s)

Sarah A

Last name

Hughes

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

30

Birth year

1851

Occupation

Crape Weaver

Birth place

Frome, Somerset, England

First name(s)

Ettie

Last name

Hughes

Relationship

Daughter In Law

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

24

Birth year

1857

Occupation

Silk Weaver

Birth place

Frome, Somerset, England

First name(s)

Minnie

Last name

Hughes

Relationship

Grand Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

0

Birth year

1881

Occupation

-

Birth place

Frome, Somerset, England

First name(s)

Albert

Last name

Cray

Relationship

Lodger

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

22

Birth year

1859

Occupation

Engine Driver At Card Factory

Birth place

Frome, Somerset, 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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NAME
William Hughes
BORN
1855
BIRTH COUNTY
Somerset
ADDRESS IN 1881
Frome, Somerset, England
An original census record

This census includes:

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

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