Skip to content

William Owers in Essex in the 1881 Census

Details of William Owers of 101 Lower Railway Street, Braintree, Essex, England

First name(s)

William

Last name

Owers

Relationship

Father

Marital status

Widower

Gender

Male

Age

78

Birth year

1803

Occupation

Formerly Silk Weaver

Birth town

Braintree

Birth county

Essex

Birth place

England

Street

101 Lower Railway Street

Town

Parish

Braintree

County

Essex

Country

England

Registration district

Braintree

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Frederick

Last name

Owers

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

34

Birth year

1847

Occupation

Furniture Silk Weaver

Birth place

Braintree, Essex, England

First name(s)

Ellen

Last name

Owers

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

31

Birth year

1850

Occupation

General Shop Keeper

Birth place

Braintree, Essex, England

First name(s)

William

Last name

Owers

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

12

Birth year

1869

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Bethnal Green, Middlesex, England

First name(s)

Mary Ann

Last name

Owers

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

10

Birth year

1871

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Braintree, Essex, 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.

Findmypast

See the whole Owers family in this 1881 Census record

Includes William Owers and 4 other people

NAME
William Owers
BORN
1803
BIRTH COUNTY
Essex
ADDRESS IN 1881
Braintree, Essex, England
An original census record

This census includes:

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

Cookie Notice! The Findmypast website uses cookies. By continuing to access the site you are agreeing to their use. Learn more

×