68 Grove Road, 1921 Census Record



1921 Census record:
Name and Surname Relationship to Head of Household Age Sex Marriage or Orphanhood Birthplace and Nationality School Personal Occupation Employment Place of Work
Israel Aahron Templehof Head 48 M Married Bertzia Russo-Poland [Blank] Minister of Religion Last congregation (out of work) Philpot St Sphardish Synagoge [Blank]
Rosa Templehof Wife 55 F Married Crackow Galicia [Blank] Home Duties [Blank] [Blank]
Sarah Templehof Daughter 23 F Single Krachow Galicia [Blank] Probation Officer Association for the protection of women and girls 59 Mansell Street
Charles Templehof Son 15 M Single Austerlitz Checko-Slovakia Whole time [Blank] [Blank] [Blank]
John Templehof Son 10 M Both alive London Bow Whole time [Blank] [Blank] [Blank]


Males Females Persons Rooms
3 2 5 8

I declare that this Schedule is correctly filled up to the best of my knowledge and belief

[signed] I A Templehof


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  1. Look at Source One and answer these questions. Try and look at the handwritten version of the census first before the typed one.

Source one- 1921 Census record- The National Archives (RG15/1655)

  • What religion is Israel? How can you tell?
  • Why does it say ‘out of work’ next to Israel’s job? How do you think that affects the family?
  • How long do you think the family has lived in Britain? Clue- think about where John was born.
  • Is there anyone whose job is ‘home duties’? Who is doing that job? Why do you think house work took a long time?
  • What else can you learn about this family?
  1. What questions do you have about this family that are not answered by the census record? Write these down and keep them.