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William Lewitt (born 1820 in Thurmaston, Leicestershire) living in Barrow upon Soar, Leicestershire in 1881

Details of William Lewitt of 17 Claremont Street, Belgrave, Leicestershire, England

First name(s)

William

Last name

Lewitt

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

61

Birth year

1820

Occupation

Framework Knitter

Birth town

Thurmaston

Birth county

Leicestershire

Birth place

England

Street

17 Claremont Street

Town

Parish

Belgrave

County

Leicestershire

Country

England

Registration district

Barrow upon Soar

All household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

William

Last name

Lewitt

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

61

Birth year

1820

Occupation

Framework Knitter

Birth place

Thurmaston, Leicestershire, England

First name(s)

Lucy

Last name

Lewitt

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

59

Birth year

1822

Occupation

-

Birth place

Belgrave, Leicestershire, England

First name(s)

Harriet

Last name

Whatton

Relationship

Step Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

35

Birth year

1846

Occupation

Cotton Winder

Birth place

Leicester, Leicestershire, 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.

William Lewitt (born 1820 in Thurmaston, Leicestershire) living in Barrow upon Soar, Leicestershire in 1881

The 1881 Census return for this household includes 2 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)

William

Last name

Lewitt

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

61

Birth year

1820

Occupation

Framework Knitter

Birth place

Thurmaston, Leicestershire, England

First name(s)

Lucy

Last name

Lewitt

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

59

Birth year

1822

Occupation

-

Birth place

Belgrave, Leicestershire, England

First name(s)

Harriet

Last name

Whatton

Relationship

Step Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

35

Birth year

1846

Occupation

Cotton Winder

Birth place

Leicester, Leicestershire, England

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