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Wisdom Smith in Nottinghamshire in the 1881 Census

Details of Wisdom Smith of 78 Abbey Street, Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England

First name(s)

Wisdom

Last name

Smith

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

2

Birth year

1879

Occupation

Birth town

Retford

Birth county

Lincolnshire

Birth place

England

Street

78 Abbey Street

Town

Parish

Worksop

County

Nottinghamshire

Country

England

Registration district

Worksop

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Israel

Last name

Smith

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

30

Birth year

1851

Occupation

Chair Bottomer (Willow 20/2)

Birth place

Leicestershire, England

First name(s)

Sarah

Last name

Smith

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

38

Birth year

1843

Occupation

-

Birth place

Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

John

Last name

Smith

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

6

Birth year

1875

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England

First name(s)

Abigail

Last name

Smith

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

0

Birth year

1881

Occupation

-

Birth place

Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England

First name(s)

Hannah

Last name

Smith

Relationship

Mother

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

63

Birth year

1818

Occupation

-

Birth place

Boston, Lincolnshire, England

First name(s)

Elderi

Last name

Smith

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

24

Birth year

1857

Occupation

-

Birth place

Welton, Lincolnshire, 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.

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See the whole Smith family in this 1881 Census record

Includes Wisdom Smith and 6 other people

NAME
Wisdom Smith
BORN
1879
BIRTH COUNTY
Lincolnshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England
An original census record

This census includes:

  • Details of all household members
  • Birth dates & locations
  • Occupations
  • Full house address

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