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William Pinkney in Durham in the 1881 Census

Details of William Pinkney of 26 Gibbon Street, Bishop Auckland, Durham, England

First name(s)

William

Last name

Pinkney

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

55

Birth year

1826

Occupation

Labourer

Birth town

Weston

Birth county

Yorkshire

Birth place

England

Street

26 Gibbon Street

Town

Parish

Bishop Auckland

County

Durham

Country

England

Registration district

Auckland

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Mary

Last name

Pinkney

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

52

Birth year

1829

Occupation

Labourer Wife

Birth place

Howsham, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Elizabeth

Last name

Pinkney

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

25

Birth year

1856

Occupation

Dom Serv

Birth place

Hull, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

William

Last name

Pinkney

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

20

Birth year

1861

Occupation

Labourer

Birth place

Barnard Castle, Durham, England

First name(s)

Joseph

Last name

Pinkney

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

13

Birth year

1868

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Bowes, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Christopher

Last name

Pinkney

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

10

Birth year

1871

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Bowes, Yorkshire, 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 Pinkney family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes William Pinkney and 5 other people

Pinkney family summary

NAME
William Pinkney
BORN
1826
BIRTH COUNTY
Yorkshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Bishop Auckland, Durham, England
An original census record
An original census record

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