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William Skinner in Devon in the 1881 Census

Details of William Skinner of East Combe, Hollacombe, Devon, England

First name(s)

William

Last name

Skinner

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

53

Birth year

1828

Occupation

Farmer Of 250 Acres Employing One Man & 3 Boys

Birth town

Thornbury

Birth county

Devon

Birth place

England

Street

East Combe

Town

Parish

Hollacombe

County

Devon

Country

England

Registration district

Holsworthy

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Thirza

Last name

Skinner

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

52

Birth year

1829

Occupation

-

Birth place

Cookbury, Devon, England

First name(s)

Sophia

Last name

Pulkinghorn

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

22

Birth year

1859

Occupation

Shoemakers Wife

Birth place

Cookbury, Devon, England

First name(s)

William

Last name

Skinner

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

19

Birth year

1862

Occupation

Farmers Son

Birth place

Cookbury, Devon, England

First name(s)

John

Last name

Skinner

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

16

Birth year

1865

Occupation

Farmers Son

Birth place

Cookbury, Devon, England

First name(s)

Daniel

Last name

Pulkinghorn

Relationship

Grand Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

0

Birth year

1881

Occupation

-

Birth place

Hollacombe, Devon, England

First name(s)

Caroline

Last name

Brimacombe

Relationship

Mother In Law

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

84

Birth year

1797

Occupation

-

Birth place

Cookbury, Devon, England

First name(s)

Juano

Last name

Cole

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

50

Birth year

1831

Occupation

General Servant

Birth place

Devon, England

First name(s)

Henry

Last name

Ley

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

25

Birth year

1856

Occupation

Ag Servant (Indoors)

Birth place

Cookbury, Devon, England

First name(s)

George

Last name

Rich

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

12

Birth year

1869

Occupation

Ag Serant (Indoors)

Birth place

Devon, 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 Skinner family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes William Skinner and 9 other people

Skinner family summary

NAME
William Skinner
BORN
1828
BIRTH COUNTY
Devon
ADDRESS IN 1881
Hollacombe, Devon, England
An original census record
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