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William Simpson in Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding) in the 1881 Census

Details of William Simpson of 25 Birtwhistle Yard, Skipton, Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding), England

First name(s)

William

Last name

Simpson

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

23

Birth year

1858

Occupation

Stoker At Lead Works

Birth town

Bradley

Birth county

Yorkshire

Birth place

England

Street

25 Birtwhistle Yard

Town

Parish

Skipton

County

Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding)

Country

England

Registration district

Skipton

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Sarah E

Last name

Simpson

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

22

Birth year

1859

Occupation

Worsted Weaver

Birth place

Baildon Green, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Jane

Last name

Simpson

Relationship

Mother

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

47

Birth year

1834

Occupation

Ale Bottler Unemployed (Cellerman)

Birth place

Hebden, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Joe

Last name

Wilson

Relationship

Visitor

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

11

Birth year

1870

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Shipley, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Lilly

Last name

Wilson

Relationship

Visitor

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

9

Birth year

1872

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Shipley, 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 Simpson family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes William Simpson and 4 other people

Simpson family summary

NAME
William Simpson
BORN
1858
BIRTH COUNTY
Yorkshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Skipton, Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding), England
An original census record
An original census record

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