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Bessie Jordan in Dorset in the 1881 Census

Details of Bessie Jordan of High West Street, Dorchester St Peter, Dorset, England

First name(s)

Bessie

Last name

Jordan

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

30

Birth year

1851

Occupation

Housekeeper

Birth town

Kirkby

Birth county

Lincolnshire

Birth place

England

Street

High West Street

Town

Parish

Dorchester St Peter

County

Dorset

Country

England

Registration district

Dorchester

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Ada Ellen

Last name

London

Relationship

-

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

15

Birth year

1866

Occupation

Drapers Apprentice

Birth place

Burnham, Somerset, England

First name(s)

Lizzie

Last name

Hicks

Relationship

-

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

18

Birth year

1863

Occupation

Drapers Apprentice

Birth place

Newport, Monmouthshire, Wales

First name(s)

Elizabeth

Last name

Whittle

Relationship

-

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

17

Birth year

1864

Occupation

General Servant

Birth place

Dorset, England

First name(s)

Ellen Mary

Last name

Tutt

Relationship

-

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

30

Birth year

1851

Occupation

Dressmaker

Birth place

Bristol, Gloucestershire, England

First name(s)

Annie H

Last name

Cooke

Relationship

-

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

26

Birth year

1855

Occupation

Milliner

Birth place

Weston Super Mare, Somerset, England

First name(s)

Emma

Last name

Pashler

Relationship

-

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

25

Birth year

1856

Occupation

Drapers Assistant

Birth place

Ely, Cambridgeshire, England

First name(s)

Alice

Last name

Zealey

Relationship

-

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

18

Birth year

1863

Occupation

Mantle Maker

Birth place

Puriton, Somerset, England

First name(s)

Bessie

Last name

Chalk

Relationship

-

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

25

Birth year

1856

Occupation

Accountant

Birth place

Damerham, Wiltshire, 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 Jordan family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Bessie Jordan and 8 other people

Jordan family summary

NAME
Bessie Jordan
BORN
1851
BIRTH COUNTY
Lincolnshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Dorchester St Peter, Dorset, England
An original census record
An original census record

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