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William Saunders in Sussex in the 1881 Census

Details of William Saunders of Chapel Street Se Terrace, Newhaven, Sussex, England

First name(s)

William

Last name

Saunders

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

60

Birth year

1821

Occupation

Pensioner Coast Guard

Birth town

Isle of Wight

Birth county

Hampshire

Birth place

England

Street

Chapel Street Se Terrace

Town

Parish

Newhaven

County

Sussex

Country

England

Registration district

Lewes

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Elizabeth

Last name

Saunders

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

60

Birth year

1821

Occupation

-

Birth place

Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England

First name(s)

Harriett

Last name

Saunders

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

31

Birth year

1850

Occupation

Genl Servant

Birth place

Crowhurst, Sussex, England

First name(s)

Eliza

Last name

Saunders

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

20

Birth year

1861

Occupation

Genl Servant

Birth place

Newhaven, Sussex, England

First name(s)

Ellen

Last name

Saunders

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

17

Birth year

1864

Occupation

Genl Servant

Birth place

Newhaven, Sussex, England

First name(s)

William

Last name

Saunders

Relationship

Grand Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

5

Birth year

1876

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Newhaven, Sussex, England

First name(s)

Jane

Last name

Saunders

Relationship

Grand Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

0

Birth year

1881

Occupation

-

Birth place

Newhaven, Sussex, 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 Saunders family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes William Saunders and 6 other people

Saunders family summary

NAME
William Saunders
BORN
1821
BIRTH COUNTY
Hampshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Newhaven, Sussex, England
An original census record
An original census record

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