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William Lawson in Durham in the 1881 Census

Details of William Lawson of 13 Bolivar Place, Gateshead, Durham, England

First name(s)

William

Last name

Lawson

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

24

Birth year

1857

Occupation

Black Smith

Birth town

Gateshead

Birth county

Durham

Birth place

England

Street

13 Bolivar Place

Town

Parish

Gateshead

County

Durham

Country

England

Registration district

Gateshead

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

George

Last name

Lawson

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

48

Birth year

1833

Occupation

Lab

Birth place

Longtown, Norfolk, England

First name(s)

Jane

Last name

Lawson

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

48

Birth year

1833

Occupation

Lab Wife

Birth place

Carlisle, Cumberland, England

First name(s)

Jane

Last name

Lawson

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

20

Birth year

1861

Occupation

-

Birth place

Gateshead, Durham, England

First name(s)

Mary

Last name

Lawson

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

13

Birth year

1868

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Gateshead, Durham, England

First name(s)

George A

Last name

Lawson

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

11

Birth year

1870

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Gateshead, Durham, 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 Lawson
BORN
1857
BIRTH COUNTY
Durham
ADDRESS IN 1881
Gateshead, Durham, England
An original census record

This census includes:

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

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