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William Marchbank in Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding) in the 1881 Census

Details of William Marchbank of U Lane Ends, Cowling, Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding), England

First name(s)

William

Last name

Marchbank

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

55

Birth year

1826

Occupation

Worsted Manufacturer Employing 69 Males & 61 Females

Birth town

Bradford

Birth county

Yorkshire

Birth place

England

Street

U Lane Ends

Town

Parish

Cowling

County

Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding)

Country

England

Registration district

Skipton

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Ann

Last name

Marchbank

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

61

Birth year

1820

Occupation

Farmer Of 18 Acres Employing 1 Man

Birth place

Cowling, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Elizabeth

Last name

Marchbank

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

31

Birth year

1850

Occupation

Domestic

Birth place

Cowling, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Martha

Last name

Marchbank

Relationship

Sister

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

57

Birth year

1824

Occupation

Worsted Weaver Unemployed

Birth place

Bradford, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Mary A

Last name

Newton

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

27

Birth year

1854

Occupation

Domestic Servant

Birth place

Galgate, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Edwin

Last name

Benson

Relationship

Visitor

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

69

Birth year

1812

Occupation

Farmer Of (380 Acres) Employing 18 Men & 4 Boys

Birth place

Birmingham, Warwickshire, 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 Marchbank family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes William Marchbank and 5 other people

Marchbank family summary

NAME
William Marchbank
BORN
1826
BIRTH COUNTY
Yorkshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Cowling, Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding), England
An original census record
An original census record

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