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Edward Sly in Dorset in the 1881 Census

Details of Edward Sly of 6 Royal Terrace, Melcombe Regis, Dorset, England

First name(s)

Edward

Last name

Sly

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

57

Birth year

1824

Occupation

Lodging House Keeper

Birth town

Henstridge

Birth county

Somerset

Birth place

England

Street

6 Royal Terrace

Town

Parish

Melcombe Regis

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)

Eliza

Last name

Sly

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

47

Birth year

1834

Occupation

-

Birth place

East Dean, Gloucestershire, England

First name(s)

Anne E

Last name

Sly

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

15

Birth year

1866

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Weymouth, Dorset, England

First name(s)

James H

Last name

Sly

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

8

Birth year

1873

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Weymouth, Dorset, England

First name(s)

Sarah

Last name

Richards

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

20

Birth year

1861

Occupation

General Serv

Birth place

East Dean, Gloucestershire, England

First name(s)

Annie

Last name

Vristan

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

16

Birth year

1865

Occupation

General Serv

Birth place

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England

First name(s)

Elizabeth

Last name

Donne

Relationship

Lodger

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

67

Birth year

1814

Occupation

Independent

Birth place

Southwark, Surrey, England

First name(s)

Joanna M

Last name

Turner

Relationship

Visitor

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

51

Birth year

1830

Occupation

Independent

Birth place

Somerset, England

First name(s)

Ellen

Last name

Cox

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

29

Birth year

1852

Occupation

Ladys Maid

Birth place

Yeovil, Somerset, 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 Sly family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Edward Sly and 8 other people

Sly family summary

NAME
Edward Sly
BORN
1824
BIRTH COUNTY
Somerset
ADDRESS IN 1881
Melcombe Regis, Dorset, England
An original census record
An original census record

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