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Abner Whitmarsh in Dorset in the 1881 Census

Details of Abner Whitmarsh of Alcester, Shaftesbury St James, Dorset, England

First name(s)

Abner

Last name

Whitmarsh

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

70

Birth year

1811

Occupation

Stone Cutter

Birth town

Birth county

Dorset

Birth place

England

Street

Alcester

Town

Parish

Shaftesbury St James

County

Dorset

Country

England

Registration district

Shaftesbury

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Louisa

Last name

Whitmarsh

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

48

Birth year

1833

Occupation

Glover

Birth place

Gillingham, Dorset, 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.

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NAME
Abner Whitmarsh
BORN
1811
BIRTH COUNTY
Dorset
ADDRESS IN 1881
Shaftesbury St James, Dorset, England
An original census record

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  • Birth dates & locations
  • Occupations
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