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Amelia Dark in Somerset in the 1881 Census

Details of Amelia Dark of 7 Brassmill Lane, Weston, Somerset, England

First name(s)

Amelia

Last name

Dark

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

63

Birth year

1818

Occupation

Laundress

Birth town

Corsley

Birth county

Wiltshire

Birth place

England

Street

7 Brassmill Lane

Town

Parish

Weston

County

Somerset

Country

England

Registration district

Bath

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Amelia

Last name

Dark

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

27

Birth year

1854

Occupation

Laundress

Birth place

Weston Super Mare, Somerset, England

First name(s)

William

Last name

Dark

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

19

Birth year

1862

Occupation

Labourer (Gen)

Birth place

Weston Super Mare, Somerset, England

First name(s)

Albert

Last name

Lanard

Relationship

Boarder

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

3

Birth year

1878

Occupation

-

Birth place

Weston Super Mare, 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.

See the whole Dark family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Amelia Dark and 3 other people

Dark family summary

NAME
Amelia Dark
BORN
1818
BIRTH COUNTY
Wiltshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Weston, Somerset, England
An original census record
An original census record

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