42 Lister Street, 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
William John Pitts Head 65.7 M Mother dead


Cornwall Falmouth [Blank] Cab Driver and Proprietor Own account No fixed place
Jack Pitts Son 38 M Married Falmouth Cornwall [Blank] Cab Driver Mr W. J Pitts Cab Proprietor No fixed place
Tom Pitts Son 24.6 M Single Falmouth


[Blank] Cab Driver No fixed place
Gladys Pitts Daughter 26 F Single Falmouth


[Blank] Home duties,

help at home

[Blank] At home
Sylvia Pitts Daughter 19.6 F Single Falmouth Cornwall [Blank] Home duties, help at home [Blank] At home
Tommy Pitts Grandchild 3.6 M Single

Both Alive



[Blank] [Blank] [Blank] [Blank]
Males Females Persons Rooms
4 2 6 5

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

[Signed] G Pitts

« Return to Case Study H – Falmouth
  1. Look at Source One (1921 census) and answer these questions.

Source one- 1921 Census record- The National Archives (RG15/11038)

  • What jobs do William, Jack and Tom do? What does this reveal about transport in 1921?
  • What does it say in the marriage column for William? Why?
  • Who is doing the job ‘home duties’? Why did house work take a long time in the 1920s?
  • What else can you learn about the family from the census?
  1. What questions do you have about this family that are not answered by the census record? Write these down and keep them.