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William Phillips in Kent in the 1881 Census

Details of William Phillips of Building Field Anglesea Road, Orpington, Kent, England

First name(s)

William

Last name

Phillips

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth town

Birth county

Birth place

Street

Building Field Anglesea Road

Town

Parish

Orpington

County

Kent

Country

England

Registration district

Bromley

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

William

Last name

Phillips

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

27

Birth year

1854

Occupation

Bricklayers Lab

Birth place

Orpington, Kent, England

First name(s)

Sarah J

Last name

Phillips

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

25

Birth year

1856

Occupation

Work On Farm

Birth place

Chelsfield, Kent, England

First name(s)

Louisa

Last name

Phillips

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

57

Birth year

1824

Occupation

Laundress

Birth place

City of London, Middlesex, England

First name(s)

Louisa

Last name

Rankin

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

29

Birth year

1852

Occupation

Work In Paper Mill

Birth place

St Mary Cray, Kent, England

First name(s)

Florence

Last name

Phillips

Relationship

Grand Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

7

Birth year

1874

Occupation

-

Birth place

St Mary Cray, Kent, 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.

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NAME
William Phillips
BORN
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BIRTH COUNTY
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ADDRESS IN 1881
Orpington, Kent, England
An original census record

This census includes:

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  • Birth dates & locations
  • Occupations
  • Full house address

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