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Elizabeth Willcox in Dorset in the 1881 Census

Details of Elizabeth Willcox of Highwood, East Stoke, Dorset, England

First name(s)

Elizabeth

Last name

Willcox

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

72

Birth year

1809

Occupation

Formerly Farm Lab Wrs

Birth town

Birth county

Dorset

Birth place

England

Street

Highwood

Town

Parish

East Stoke

County

Dorset

Country

England

Registration district

Wareham

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

George

Last name

Meech

Relationship

Visitor

Marital status

Widower

Gender

Male

Age

53

Birth year

1828

Occupation

Lab

Birth place

Frampton, Dorset, England

First name(s)

James

Last name

Keates

Relationship

Lodger

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

36

Birth year

1845

Occupation

Ag Lab

Birth place

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 Willcox family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Elizabeth Willcox and 2 other people

Willcox family summary

NAME
Elizabeth Willcox
BORN
1809
BIRTH COUNTY
Dorset
ADDRESS IN 1881
East Stoke, Dorset, England
An original census record
An original census record

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