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William Walter in Cornwall in the 1881 Census

Details of William Walter of Houndapit, Kilkhampton, Cornwall, England

First name(s)

William

Last name

Walter

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

40

Birth year

1841

Occupation

Farmer Of 337 Acs Empg 3 Labs & 5 Servants

Birth town

Bradworthy

Birth county

Devon

Birth place

England

Street

Houndapit

Town

Parish

Kilkhampton

County

Cornwall

Country

England

Registration district

Stratton

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Eliza

Last name

Walter

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

28

Birth year

1853

Occupation

-

Birth place

Kilkhampton, Cornwall, England

First name(s)

Edward

Last name

Walter

Relationship

Nephew

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

15

Birth year

1866

Occupation

Farmers Nephew

Birth place

Stratton, Cornwall, England

First name(s)

Mary Ann

Last name

Harris

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

19

Birth year

1862

Occupation

General Serv Domestic

Birth place

Morwenstow, Cornwall, England

First name(s)

Bessie

Last name

Osborne

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

15

Birth year

1866

Occupation

General Serv Domestic

Birth place

Morwenstow, Cornwall, England

First name(s)

Fred

Last name

Brown

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

21

Birth year

1860

Occupation

Farm Serv (Indoor)

Birth place

Poughill, Cornwall, England

First name(s)

Robert

Last name

Brown

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

19

Birth year

1862

Occupation

Farm Serv Indoor

Birth place

Poughill, Cornwall, England

First name(s)

Richard

Last name

Cornish

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

16

Birth year

1865

Occupation

Farm Serv Indoor

Birth place

Kilkhampton, Cornwall, 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 Walter family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes William Walter and 7 other people

Walter family summary

NAME
William Walter
BORN
1841
BIRTH COUNTY
Devon
ADDRESS IN 1881
Kilkhampton, Cornwall, England
An original census record
An original census record

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