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

Details of William Thompson of 29 Old Infirmary Yard, Leeds, Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding), England

First name(s)

William

Last name

Thompson

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

42

Birth year

1839

Occupation

Tailor

Birth town

Aldborough

Birth county

Yorkshire

Birth place

England

Street

29 Old Infirmary Yard

Town

Parish

Leeds

County

Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding)

Country

England

Registration district

Leeds

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Harriet

Last name

Thompson

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

40

Birth year

1841

Occupation

-

Birth place

Easingwold, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

William

Last name

Thompson

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

10

Birth year

1871

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Leeds, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Robert

Last name

Thompson

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

1

Birth year

1880

Occupation

-

Birth place

Leeds, 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 Thompson family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes William Thompson and 3 other people

Thompson family summary

NAME
William Thompson
BORN
1839
BIRTH COUNTY
Yorkshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Leeds, Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding), England
An original census record
An original census record

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