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George Burt in Dorset in the 1881 Census

Details of George Burt of Purbeck House, Swanage, Dorset, England

First name(s)

George

Last name

Burt

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

65

Birth year

1816

Occupation

P Contractor

Birth town

Swanage

Birth county

Dorset

Birth place

England

Street

Purbeck House

Town

Parish

Swanage

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)

Elizabeth

Last name

Burt

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

69

Birth year

1812

Occupation

-

Birth place

Norfolk, England

First name(s)

Annie

Last name

Burt

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

34

Birth year

1847

Occupation

J P Contractor

Birth place

London, Middlesex, England

First name(s)

H W

Last name

Sewell

Relationship

Grand Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

1

Birth year

1880

Occupation

-

Birth place

London, Middlesex, England

First name(s)

Jane S

Last name

Stewart

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

-

Gender

Female

Age

30

Birth year

1851

Occupation

Ladys Maid (Domestic)

Birth place

Perthshire, Scotland

First name(s)

James

Last name

Thompson

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

33

Birth year

1848

Occupation

Indoor Servant (Dom)

Birth place

Essex, England

First name(s)

Louisa

Last name

Thompson

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

33

Birth year

1848

Occupation

Cook Domestic

Birth place

Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England

First name(s)

Alice

Last name

Mayo

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

22

Birth year

1859

Occupation

Housemaid

Birth place

Dorset, England

First name(s)

Elizabeth

Last name

Long

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

20

Birth year

1861

Occupation

Housemaid

Birth place

Langton, Dorset, England

First name(s)

Robert

Last name

Smith

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

26

Birth year

1855

Occupation

Coachman

Birth place

Powerstock, 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 Burt family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes George Burt and 9 other people

Burt family summary

NAME
George Burt
BORN
1816
BIRTH COUNTY
Dorset
ADDRESS IN 1881
Swanage, Dorset, England
An original census record
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