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

Details of William Pawson of 23 High Skellgate, Ripon, Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding), England

First name(s)

William

Last name

Pawson

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

37

Birth year

1844

Occupation

Grocer & Tailor

Birth town

Alne

Birth county

Yorkshire

Birth place

England

Street

23 High Skellgate

Town

Parish

Ripon

County

Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding)

Country

England

Registration district

Ripon

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Maria

Last name

Pawson

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

30

Birth year

1851

Occupation

-

Birth place

Ripon, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Charles

Last name

Steele

Relationship

Boarder

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

27

Birth year

1854

Occupation

Machine Fitter & Turner At Works

Birth place

Kirkby Overblow, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Henry

Last name

Nicholson

Relationship

Boarder

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

79

Birth year

1802

Occupation

Solicitors General Clerk

Birth place

Cawood, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Robert H

Last name

Ridley

Relationship

Boarder

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

22

Birth year

1859

Occupation

Watchmaker (Journeyman)

Birth place

Newcastle on Tyne, Northumberland, 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 Pawson family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes William Pawson and 4 other people

Pawson family summary

NAME
William Pawson
BORN
1844
BIRTH COUNTY
Yorkshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Ripon, Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding), England
An original census record
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