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William Richd Metcalfe ((Mitchel)) in London, Middlesex in the 1881 Census

Details of William Richd Metcalfe ((Mitchel)) of 12 Portland Street, Ratcliff, London, Middlesex, England

First name(s)

William Richd

Last name

Metcalfe ((Mitchel))

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

68

Birth year

1813

Occupation

Formerly Master Mariner

Birth town

Stepney

Birth county

Middlesex

Birth place

England

Street

12 Portland Street

Town

Parish

Ratcliff

County

London, Middlesex

Country

England

Registration district

Stepney

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 Metcalfe ((Mitchel)) family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes William Richd Metcalfe ((Mitchel))

Metcalfe ((Mitchel)) family summary

NAME
William Richd Metcalfe ((Mitchel))
BORN
1813
BIRTH COUNTY
Middlesex
ADDRESS IN 1881
Ratcliff, London, Middlesex, England
An original census record
An original census record

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