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Edward Cunnington in Dorset in the 1881 Census

Details of Edward Cunnington of Nursery Road, Fordington, Dorset, England

First name(s)

Edward

Last name

Cunnington

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

56

Birth year

1825

Occupation

Wine Merchant

Birth town

Upavon

Birth county

Wiltshire

Birth place

England

Street

Nursery Road

Town

Parish

Fordington

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)

Mary

Last name

Cunnington

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

61

Birth year

1820

Occupation

-

Birth place

Roundway, Wiltshire, England

First name(s)

Alice C

Last name

Cunnington

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

26

Birth year

1855

Occupation

No Occupation

Birth place

Devizes, Wiltshire, England

First name(s)

Allen J

Last name

Cunnington

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

18

Birth year

1863

Occupation

No Occupation

Birth place

Dorchester, Dorset, England

First name(s)

Louisa

Last name

Cunnington

Relationship

Sister

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

59

Birth year

1822

Occupation

No Occupation

Birth place

Heytesbury, Wiltshire, England

First name(s)

Maria

Last name

Cunnington

Relationship

Sister

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

54

Birth year

1827

Occupation

No Occupation

Birth place

Upavon, Wiltshire, England

First name(s)

Selina E

Last name

Bligdon

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

20

Birth year

1861

Occupation

General Serv Domestic

Birth place

Litton Cheney, Dorset, England

First name(s)

Bessie L

Last name

Bond

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

18

Birth year

1863

Occupation

General Serv Domestic

Birth place

Devizes, 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 Cunnington family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Edward Cunnington and 7 other people

Cunnington family summary

NAME
Edward Cunnington
BORN
1825
BIRTH COUNTY
Wiltshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Fordington, Dorset, England
An original census record
An original census record

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