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William Pallister in Durham in the 1881 Census

Details of William Pallister of Quay Myers Hall, Houghton-Le-Spring, Durham, England

First name(s)

William

Last name

Pallister

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

53

Birth year

1828

Occupation

Woollen Draper

Birth town

Birth county

Durham

Birth place

England

Street

Quay Myers Hall

Town

Parish

Houghton-Le-Spring

County

Durham

Country

England

Registration district

Houghton Le Spring

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Margaret

Last name

Pallister

Relationship

Sister

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

55

Birth year

1826

Occupation

-

Birth place

Durham, England

First name(s)

Ella

Last name

Carr

Relationship

Niece

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

17

Birth year

1864

Occupation

Scholar (Not)

Birth place

Houghton, Durham, England

First name(s)

George P

Last name

Lishman

Relationship

Nephew

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

7

Birth year

1874

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Bunker Hill, Durham, England

First name(s)

Thomas

Last name

Carr

Relationship

Nephew

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

23

Birth year

1858

Occupation

Draper

Birth place

Newcastle on Tyne, Northumberland, England

First name(s)

Elizabeth

Last name

Ritchie

Relationship

Housemaid

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

21

Birth year

1860

Occupation

Housemaid

Birth place

Hetton Downs, Durham, England

First name(s)

Jane

Last name

Ingleby

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

26

Birth year

1855

Occupation

Cook

Birth place

Monkwearmouth, 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.

See the whole Pallister family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes William Pallister and 6 other people

Pallister family summary

NAME
William Pallister
BORN
1828
BIRTH COUNTY
Durham
ADDRESS IN 1881
Houghton-Le-Spring, Durham, England
An original census record
An original census record

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