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Edwin Ollis in Somerset in the 1881 Census

Details of Edwin Ollis of 2 Nile Street, Bath Walcot, Somerset, England

First name(s)

Edwin

Last name

Ollis

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Widower

Gender

Male

Age

65

Birth year

1816

Occupation

Retired (No Occupation)

Birth town

Saltford

Birth county

Somerset

Birth place

England

Street

2 Nile Street

Town

Parish

Bath Walcot

County

Somerset

Country

England

Registration district

Bath

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Eliza

Last name

Ollis

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

31

Birth year

1850

Occupation

Lodging House Keeper

Birth place

Saltford, Somerset, England

First name(s)

Edwin O

Last name

Lewis

Relationship

Grand Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

8

Birth year

1873

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Slough, Buckinghamshire, England

First name(s)

Harriet

Last name

Lewis

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

14

Birth year

1867

Occupation

General Servant (Domestic)

Birth place

Cold Ashton, Gloucestershire, England

First name(s)

Maria

Last name

Steele

Relationship

Lodger

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

65

Birth year

1816

Occupation

Independent (Investment)

Birth place

Wellington, 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 Ollis family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Edwin Ollis and 4 other people

Ollis family summary

NAME
Edwin Ollis
BORN
1816
BIRTH COUNTY
Somerset
ADDRESS IN 1881
Bath Walcot, Somerset, England
An original census record
An original census record

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