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Charles Denham in Dorset in the 1881 Census

Details of Charles Denham of Wakeham, Portland, Dorset, England

First name(s)

Charles

Last name

Denham

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

68

Birth year

1813

Occupation

Inn Keeper

Birth town

Portsmouth

Birth county

Hampshire

Birth place

England

Street

Wakeham

Town

Parish

Portland

County

Dorset

Country

England

Registration district

Weymouth

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Ann

Last name

Denham

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

67

Birth year

1814

Occupation

-

Birth place

Porchester, Hampshire, England

First name(s)

Emma

Last name

Denham

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

25

Birth year

1856

Occupation

-

Birth place

Portsmouth, Hampshire, England

First name(s)

Kate

Last name

Eleget

Relationship

Grand Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

9

Birth year

1872

Occupation

-

Birth place

East Indies

First name(s)

Richard

Last name

Meach

Relationship

Boarder

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

36

Birth year

1845

Occupation

Farm Laborer

Birth place

Maiden Newton, 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.

See the whole Denham family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Charles Denham and 4 other people

Denham family summary

NAME
Charles Denham
BORN
1813
BIRTH COUNTY
Hampshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Portland, Dorset, England
An original census record
An original census record

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