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John Thomas (born 1855 in Beaufort, Monmouthshire) living in Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorganshire in 1881

Details of John Thomas of 51 Regents Street, Aberdare, Glamorganshire, Wales

First name(s)

John

Last name

Thomas

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

26

Birth year

1855

Occupation

Coal Miner

Birth town

Beaufort

Birth county

Monmouthshire

Birth place

Wales

Street

51 Regents Street

Town

Parish

Aberdare

County

Glamorganshire

Country

Wales

Registration district

Merthyr Tydfil

All household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

John

Last name

Thomas

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

26

Birth year

1855

Occupation

Coal Miner

Birth place

Beaufort, Monmouthshire, Wales

First name(s)

Elizabeth

Last name

Thomas

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

27

Birth year

1854

Occupation

-

Birth place

Brecknockshire, Wales

First name(s)

Theodosa A

Last name

Thomas

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

1

Birth year

1880

Occupation

-

Birth place

Aberdare, Glamorganshire, Wales

First name(s)

Mary E

Last name

Thomas

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

0

Birth year

1881

Occupation

-

Birth place

Aberdare, Glamorganshire, Wales

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.

John Thomas (born 1855 in Beaufort, Monmouthshire) living in Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorganshire in 1881

The 1881 Census return for this household includes 3 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)

John

Last name

Thomas

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

26

Birth year

1855

Occupation

Coal Miner

Birth place

Beaufort, Monmouthshire, Wales

First name(s)

Elizabeth

Last name

Thomas

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

27

Birth year

1854

Occupation

-

Birth place

Brecknockshire, Wales

First name(s)

Theodosa A

Last name

Thomas

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

1

Birth year

1880

Occupation

-

Birth place

Aberdare, Glamorganshire, Wales

First name(s)

Mary E

Last name

Thomas

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

0

Birth year

1881

Occupation

-

Birth place

Aberdare, Glamorganshire, Wales


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