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Benjamin Cassell in Isle of Wight, Hampshire in the 1881 Census

Details of Benjamin Cassell of Village, Mottistone, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England

First name(s)

Benjamin

Last name

Cassell

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Widower

Gender

Male

Age

70

Birth year

1811

Occupation

Late Shepherd

Birth town

Birth county

Hampshire

Birth place

England

Street

Village

Town

Parish

Mottistone

County

Isle of Wight, Hampshire

Country

England

Registration district

Isle of Wight

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Sarah A

Last name

Russell

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

40

Birth year

1841

Occupation

Seamstress

Birth place

Hampshire, England

First name(s)

William

Last name

Cassell

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

33

Birth year

1848

Occupation

Labourer

Birth place

Hampshire, England

First name(s)

Ellen

Last name

Cassell

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

24

Birth year

1857

Occupation

Servant Receiver Of Tolls

Birth place

Hampshire, England

First name(s)

E H

Last name

Russell

Relationship

Grand Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

19

Birth year

1862

Occupation

Servant Receiver Of Tolls

Birth place

Hampshire, 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 Cassell family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Benjamin Cassell and 4 other people

Cassell family summary

NAME
Benjamin Cassell
BORN
1811
BIRTH COUNTY
Hampshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Mottistone, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England
An original census record
An original census record

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