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William Pennington in Devon in the 1881 Census

Details of William Pennington of Ley Mills, Alwington, Devon, England

First name(s)

William

Last name

Pennington

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

41

Birth year

1840

Occupation

Miller & Farmer 20 Acres

Birth town

Hartland

Birth county

Devon

Birth place

England

Street

Ley Mills

Town

Parish

Alwington

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)

Alice

Last name

Pennington

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

40

Birth year

1841

Occupation

Farmers Wife

Birth place

Devon, England

First name(s)

Archie

Last name

Pennington

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

15

Birth year

1866

Occupation

Farmers Son

Birth place

Devon, England

First name(s)

William

Last name

Pennington

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

13

Birth year

1868

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Devon, England

First name(s)

John

Last name

Pennington

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

11

Birth year

1870

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Alwington, Devon, England

First name(s)

Frederick

Last name

Pennington

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

9

Birth year

1872

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Alwington, Devon, England

First name(s)

Ann

Last name

Pennington

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

7

Birth year

1874

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Alwington, Devon, England

First name(s)

Thomas

Last name

Pennington

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

2

Birth year

1879

Occupation

-

Birth place

Alwington, Devon, England

First name(s)

Eliza

Last name

Main

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

16

Birth year

1865

Occupation

Domestic Servant

Birth place

Monkleigh, Devon, England

First name(s)

Octavious

Last name

Bond

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

24

Birth year

1857

Occupation

(Corn) Miller Domestic

Birth place

Bradworthy, 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 Pennington family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes William Pennington and 9 other people

Pennington family summary

NAME
William Pennington
BORN
1840
BIRTH COUNTY
Devon
ADDRESS IN 1881
Alwington, Devon, England
An original census record
An original census record

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