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William Wheeler in Worcestershire in the 1881 Census

Details of William Wheeler of 47 Worcester Street, Kidderminster Old Borough, Worcestershire, England

First name(s)

William

Last name

Wheeler

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

35

Birth year

1846

Occupation

General Laborer

Birth town

Bridgnorth

Birth county

Shropshire

Birth place

England

Street

47 Worcester Street

Town

Parish

Kidderminster Old Borough

County

Worcestershire

Country

England

Registration district

Kidderminster

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Caroline

Last name

Wheeler

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

28

Birth year

1853

Occupation

-

Birth place

Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England

First name(s)

Sarah

Last name

Ford

Relationship

Boarder

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

29

Birth year

1852

Occupation

C Worsted Spinner

Birth place

Warwick, Warwickshire, England

First name(s)

James

Last name

Willey

Relationship

Boarder

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

50

Birth year

1831

Occupation

General Laborer

Birth place

Kidderminster, Worcestershire, England

First name(s)

Henry

Last name

Weatherall

Relationship

Boarder

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

22

Birth year

1859

Occupation

General Laborer

Birth place

Dudley, Worcestershire, England

First name(s)

Sarah

Last name

Preece

Relationship

Boarder

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

74

Birth year

1807

Occupation

-

Birth place

Kidderminster, Worcestershire, England

First name(s)

James

Last name

Preece

Relationship

Boarder

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

60

Birth year

1821

Occupation

General Labourer

Birth place

Kidderminster, Worcestershire, 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 Wheeler family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes William Wheeler and 6 other people

Wheeler family summary

NAME
William Wheeler
BORN
1846
BIRTH COUNTY
Shropshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Kidderminster Old Borough, Worcestershire, England
An original census record
An original census record

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