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William Watkiss Ross in Worcestershire in the 1881 Census

Details of William Watkiss Ross of 26 High Street, Worcester St Helen, Worcestershire, England

First name(s)

William Watkiss

Last name

Ross

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

59

Birth year

1822

Occupation

Grocer

Birth town

Upton on Severn

Birth county

Worcestershire

Birth place

England

Street

26 High Street

Town

Parish

Worcester St Helen

County

Worcestershire

Country

England

Registration district

Worcester

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Jane

Last name

Ross

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

55

Birth year

1826

Occupation

-

Birth place

Worcester, Worcestershire, England

First name(s)

Arthur William

Last name

Ross

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

16

Birth year

1865

Occupation

Grocer

Birth place

Egremont, Cheshire, England

First name(s)

Walter

Last name

Thatcher

Relationship

-

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

19

Birth year

1862

Occupation

Grocer Apprentice

Birth place

Worcester, Worcestershire, England

First name(s)

William

Last name

Robins

Relationship

-

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

15

Birth year

1866

Occupation

Grocer Apprentice

Birth place

Worcestershire, England

First name(s)

Selina

Last name

Griffin

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

25

Birth year

1856

Occupation

Servant (Dom)

Birth place

Ombersley, Worcestershire, England

First name(s)

Michael

Last name

Corway

Relationship

Lodger

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

20

Birth year

1861

Occupation

Inland Revenue Officer

Birth place

Ireland

First name(s)

Edmund

Last name

Lavoren

Relationship

Lodger

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

20

Birth year

1861

Occupation

Inland Revenue Officer

Birth place

Ireland

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 Ross family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes William Watkiss Ross and 7 other people

Ross family summary

NAME
William Watkiss Ross
BORN
1822
BIRTH COUNTY
Worcestershire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Worcester St Helen, Worcestershire, England
An original census record
An original census record

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