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William Humphreys in Lancashire in the 1881 Census

Details of William Humphreys of 23 Wermington Road, North Meols, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

William

Last name

Humphreys

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

41

Birth year

1840

Occupation

Stone Mason

Birth town

Llandyfan

Birth county

Anglesey

Birth place

Wales

Street

23 Wermington Road

Town

Parish

North Meols

County

Lancashire

Country

England

Registration district

Ormskirk

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Sophia

Last name

Humphreys

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

44

Birth year

1837

Occupation

-

Birth place

Diss, Norfolk, England

First name(s)

William

Last name

Hughes

Relationship

Boarder

Marital status

Widower

Gender

Male

Age

34

Birth year

1847

Occupation

Stone Mason

Birth place

Llanrug, Caernarvonshire, Wales

First name(s)

Mary

Last name

Warren

Relationship

Visitor

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

36

Birth year

1845

Occupation

Cook Dom Serv

Birth place

Sheffield, Yorkshire, 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 Humphreys family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes William Humphreys and 3 other people

Humphreys family summary

NAME
William Humphreys
BORN
1840
BIRTH COUNTY
Anglesey
ADDRESS IN 1881
North Meols, Lancashire, England
An original census record
An original census record

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