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William Newcombe in Devon in the 1881 Census

Details of William Newcombe of Haytown, Bulkworthy, Devon, England

First name(s)

William

Last name

Newcombe

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Widower

Gender

Male

Age

72

Birth year

1809

Occupation

Farmer Of 22 Acres

Birth town

Bulkworthy

Birth county

Devon

Birth place

England

Street

Haytown

Town

Parish

Bulkworthy

County

Devon

Country

England

Registration district

Bideford

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Christopher

Last name

Newcombe

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

33

Birth year

1848

Occupation

Son

Birth place

Bulkworthy, Devon, England

First name(s)

Elizabeth

Last name

Newcombe

Relationship

Daughter In Law

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

34

Birth year

1847

Occupation

-

Birth place

Shebbear, Devon, England

First name(s)

William H

Last name

Newcombe

Relationship

Grand Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

15

Birth year

1866

Occupation

-

Birth place

Bulkworthy, Devon, 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 Newcombe family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes William Newcombe and 3 other people

Newcombe family summary

NAME
William Newcombe
BORN
1809
BIRTH COUNTY
Devon
ADDRESS IN 1881
Bulkworthy, Devon, England
An original census record
An original census record

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