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William Lyness in London, Middlesex in the 1881 Census

Details of William Lyness of 24 Ann Street, Ratcliff, London, Middlesex, England

First name(s)

William

Last name

Lyness

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

33

Birth year

1848

Occupation

Dock Labourer

Birth town

Greenwich

Birth county

Kent

Birth place

England

Street

24 Ann Street

Town

Parish

Ratcliff

County

London, Middlesex

Country

England

Registration district

Stepney

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Catherine

Last name

Lyness

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

26

Birth year

1855

Occupation

Tailoress

Birth place

St George in the East, Middlesex, England

First name(s)

William

Last name

Lyness

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

7

Birth year

1874

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Bromley, Kent, England

First name(s)

Henry

Last name

Lyness

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

0

Birth year

1881

Occupation

-

Birth place

Ratcliff, Middlesex, 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 Lyness family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes William Lyness and 3 other people

Lyness family summary

NAME
William Lyness
BORN
1848
BIRTH COUNTY
Kent
ADDRESS IN 1881
Ratcliff, London, Middlesex, England
An original census record
An original census record

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