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Web site created by David Webb with support from my sisters Anne, Geraldine and Julia.

Select 1881 button from the above navigation buttons and select a name from the drop down menu to see where they were on census night.


About the 1881 census : The 1881 census was taken on the night of 3 April 1881 and gave the total population as 25,974,000.

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.

What can you find in the 1881 census?

Census returns can not only help us determine who our ancestors were, but they can also tell us

As well as giving us the above information, the fact that census returns are taken every ten years also allows us to track the movements of our ancestors through time as they perhaps move house, get married, have children or even change occupations.

The fields which have been transcribed for the 1881 census on findmypast are:

As well as searching for a person, you can also search the 1881 census by address – ideal for tracing your house history or exploring the local history of an area.

By noting how many households there were in a building, and whether the household included servants or boarders or visitors, you can gain insight into the social circumstances of the family.