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Dorsey Wightman in Derbyshire in the 1881 Census

Details of Dorsey Wightman of The Grange, Unstone, Derbyshire, England

First name(s)

Dorsey

Last name

Wightman

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

47

Birth year

1834

Occupation

County & Borough Coroners Solicitor In Actual Practice

Birth town

Elkesley

Birth county

Nottinghamshire

Birth place

England

Street

The Grange

Town

Parish

Unstone

County

Derbyshire

Country

England

Registration district

Chesterfield

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Annie

Last name

Wightman

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

35

Birth year

1846

Occupation

Solicitors Wife

Birth place

Whittington, Derbyshire, England

First name(s)

Annie D

Last name

Wightman

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

8

Birth year

1873

Occupation

Solicitors Daughter

Birth place

Sheffield, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Henry W

Last name

Wightman

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

5

Birth year

1876

Occupation

Solicitors Son

Birth place

Dore, Derbyshire, England

First name(s)

Marian A

Last name

Wightman

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

4

Birth year

1877

Occupation

-

Birth place

Dore, Derbyshire, England

First name(s)

Gertrude R

Last name

Wightman

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

2

Birth year

1879

Occupation

-

Birth place

Dore, Derbyshire, England

First name(s)

Nora F

Last name

Wightman

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

0

Birth year

1881

Occupation

-

Birth place

Unstone, Derbyshire, England

First name(s)

Ellen

Last name

Rowland

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

25

Birth year

1856

Occupation

Cook Domestic Servt

Birth place

Sheffield, Yorkshire, England

First name(s)

Florence

Last name

Redford

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

21

Birth year

1860

Occupation

Housemaid Domestic Servt

Birth place

Derbyshire, England

First name(s)

Minnie

Last name

Checkley

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

12

Birth year

1869

Occupation

Nurse Domestic Servt

Birth place

Unstone, Derbyshire, 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 Wightman family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Dorsey Wightman and 9 other people

Wightman family summary

NAME
Dorsey Wightman
BORN
1834
BIRTH COUNTY
Nottinghamshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Unstone, Derbyshire, England
An original census record
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