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Wilson Carr in Durham in the 1881 Census

Details of Wilson Carr of Office Row, Shotton, Durham, England

First name(s)

Wilson

Last name

Carr

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

31

Birth year

1850

Occupation

Winding Engineer (Driver)

Birth town

Shotton

Birth county

Durham

Birth place

England

Street

Office Row

Town

Parish

Shotton

County

Durham

Country

England

Registration district

Easington

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Mary Ann

Last name

Carr

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

29

Birth year

1852

Occupation

Winding Engineer (Driver) Wife

Birth place

Coxhoe, Durham, England

First name(s)

Henry

Last name

Carr

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

9

Birth year

1872

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Shotton, Durham, England

First name(s)

Sarah H

Last name

Carr

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

7

Birth year

1874

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Shotton, Durham, England

First name(s)

Mary A

Last name

Carr

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

5

Birth year

1876

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Shotton, Durham, England

First name(s)

Thomas

Last name

Carr

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

2

Birth year

1879

Occupation

-

Birth place

Shotton, Durham, England

First name(s)

Mariah

Last name

Woodley

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

15

Birth year

1866

Occupation

General Domestic Servant

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 Carr family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Wilson Carr and 6 other people

Carr family summary

NAME
Wilson Carr
BORN
1850
BIRTH COUNTY
Durham
ADDRESS IN 1881
Shotton, Durham, England
An original census record
An original census record

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