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Albert Sly in Dorset in the 1881 Census

Details of Albert Sly of Bailey Ridge, Lillington, Dorset, England

First name(s)

Albert

Last name

Sly

Relationship

Nephew

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

17

Birth year

1864

Occupation

Farmers Assistant Ag Lab

Birth town

Martock

Birth county

Somerset

Birth place

England

Street

Bailey Ridge

Town

Parish

Lillington

County

Dorset

Country

England

Registration district

Sherborne

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

George

Last name

Bewsey

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

53

Birth year

1828

Occupation

Farmer Of 156 Acres Employing 2 Labourers & 1 Boy

Birth place

Leigh, Dorset, England

First name(s)

Eliza

Last name

Bewsey

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

42

Birth year

1839

Occupation

-

Birth place

Limington, Somerset, England

First name(s)

Mary Louisa

Last name

Bewsey

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

22

Birth year

1859

Occupation

Farmers Daughter

Birth place

Leigh, Dorset, England

First name(s)

Frances Mary

Last name

Sly

Relationship

Niece

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

25

Birth year

1856

Occupation

Dairy Woman

Birth place

Taunton, Somerset, 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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See the whole Sly family in this 1881 Census record

Includes Albert Sly and 4 other people

NAME
Albert Sly
BORN
1864
BIRTH COUNTY
Somerset
ADDRESS IN 1881
Lillington, Dorset, England
An original census record

This census includes:

  • Details of all household members
  • Birth dates & locations
  • Occupations
  • Full house address

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