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Francis Eddison in Dorset in the 1881 Census

Details of Francis Eddison of Middle Farm House, Fordington, Dorset, England

First name(s)

Francis

Last name

Eddison

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

42

Birth year

1839

Occupation

Steam Plough Owner

Birth town

Leeds

Birth county

Yorkshire

Birth place

England

Street

Middle Farm House

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)

Sarah

Last name

Eddison

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

34

Birth year

1847

Occupation

-

Birth place

Eakring, Nottinghamshire, England

First name(s)

Francis K

Last name

Eddison

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

7

Birth year

1874

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Blandford, Dorset, England

First name(s)

Edith A

Last name

Eddison

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

5

Birth year

1876

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Blandford, Dorset, England

First name(s)

Fannie M

Last name

Eddison

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

3

Birth year

1878

Occupation

-

Birth place

Dorset, England

First name(s)

Constance E

Last name

Eddison

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

2

Birth year

1879

Occupation

-

Birth place

Dorset, England

First name(s)

Robert E

Last name

Eddison

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

0

Birth year

1881

Occupation

-

Birth place

Dorset, England

First name(s)

Eliza J

Last name

Ryalls

Relationship

Sister In Law

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

25

Birth year

1856

Occupation

-

Birth place

Eakring, Nottinghamshire, England

First name(s)

Alice

Last name

Wellman

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

20

Birth year

1861

Occupation

Housemaid

Birth place

Dorset, England

First name(s)

Elizabeth T

Last name

Riglar

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

20

Birth year

1861

Occupation

Cook

Birth place

Dorchester, Dorset, England

First name(s)

Ellen G

Last name

Collins

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

23

Birth year

1858

Occupation

Nurse

Birth place

Warminster, 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 Eddison family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Francis Eddison and 10 other people

Eddison family summary

NAME
Francis Eddison
BORN
1839
BIRTH COUNTY
Yorkshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Fordington, Dorset, England
An original census record
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