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Henry Allen (born 1856 in Oxford, Oxfordshire) living in Isle of Wight, Isle of Wight in 1881

Details of Henry Allen of Tulse Hill, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England

First name(s)

Henry

Last name

Allen

Relationship

Boarder Head

Marital status

Widower

Gender

Male

Age

25

Birth year

1856

Occupation

Shoemaker

Birth town

Oxford

Birth county

Oxfordshire

Birth place

England

Street

Tulse Hill

Town

Parish

Ventnor

County

Isle of Wight, Hampshire

Country

England

Registration district

Isle of Wight

All household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Francis J

Last name

Rendle

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

59

Birth year

1822

Occupation

Coastguard Pensioner

Birth place

Falmouth, Cornwall, England

First name(s)

Amelia

Last name

Rendle

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

58

Birth year

1823

Occupation

-

Birth place

York, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Jane

Last name

Rendle

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

31

Birth year

1850

Occupation

Dressmaker

Birth place

Hampshire, England

First name(s)

Henry

Last name

Allen

Relationship

Boarder Head

Marital status

Widower

Gender

Male

Age

25

Birth year

1856

Occupation

Shoemaker

Birth place

Oxford, Oxfordshire, England

First name(s)

John B

Last name

Richards

Relationship

Lodger Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

46

Birth year

1835

Occupation

Grocer

Birth place

Loughton, Leicestershire, England

First name(s)

John C

Last name

Richards

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

13

Birth year

1868

Occupation

Grocers Assistant

Birth place

Dublin, Dublin, 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.

Henry Allen (born 1856 in Oxford, Oxfordshire) living in Isle of Wight, Isle of Wight in 1881

The 1881 Census return for this household includes 5 other people

An original census record

All household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Francis J

Last name

Rendle

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

59

Birth year

1822

Occupation

Coastguard Pensioner

Birth place

Falmouth, Cornwall, England

First name(s)

Amelia

Last name

Rendle

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

58

Birth year

1823

Occupation

-

Birth place

York, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Jane

Last name

Rendle

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

31

Birth year

1850

Occupation

Dressmaker

Birth place

Hampshire, England

First name(s)

Henry

Last name

Allen

Relationship

Boarder Head

Marital status

Widower

Gender

Male

Age

25

Birth year

1856

Occupation

Shoemaker

Birth place

Oxford, Oxfordshire, England

First name(s)

John B

Last name

Richards

Relationship

Lodger Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

46

Birth year

1835

Occupation

Grocer

Birth place

Loughton, Leicestershire, England

First name(s)

John C

Last name

Richards

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

13

Birth year

1868

Occupation

Grocers Assistant

Birth place

Dublin, Dublin, Ireland


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