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William J Melhuish in Lancashire in the 1881 Census

Details of William J Melhuish of 10 Durning Terrace Edge Lane, West Derby, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

William J

Last name

Melhuish

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

41

Birth year

1840

Occupation

Commercial Traveller

Birth town

Birth county

Devon

Birth place

England

Street

10 Durning Terrace Edge Lane

Town

Parish

West Derby

County

Lancashire

Country

England

Registration district

West Derby

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Elizabeth M

Last name

Melhuish

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

31

Birth year

1850

Occupation

-

Birth place

-

First name(s)

William Hy

Last name

Melhuish

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

19

Birth year

1862

Occupation

Stationers Apprentice

Birth place

Exeter, Devon, England

First name(s)

Charles E

Last name

Melhuish

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

16

Birth year

1865

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Exeter, Devon, England

First name(s)

Fanny M

Last name

Hawkins

Relationship

Visitor

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

22

Birth year

1859

Occupation

-

Birth place

Bath, Somerset, England

First name(s)

Adelaide A

Last name

Hart

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

17

Birth year

1864

Occupation

Domestic Servant

Birth place

Bath, 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.

See the whole Melhuish family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes William J Melhuish and 5 other people

Melhuish family summary

NAME
William J Melhuish
BORN
1840
BIRTH COUNTY
Devon
ADDRESS IN 1881
West Derby, Lancashire, England
An original census record
An original census record

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