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George Holley in Dorset in the 1881 Census

Details of George Holley of Mill Street, Fordington, Dorset, England

First name(s)

George

Last name

Holley

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

22

Birth year

1859

Occupation

Bricklayer

Birth town

Romsey

Birth county

Hampshire

Birth place

England

Street

Mill Street

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)

Rosina

Last name

Holley

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

19

Birth year

1862

Occupation

-

Birth place

Dorchester, Dorset, England

First name(s)

William A

Last name

Holley

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

0

Birth year

1881

Occupation

-

Birth place

Fordington, Dorset, England

First name(s)

Charles

Last name

Pearce

Relationship

Lodger Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

51

Birth year

1830

Occupation

Bricklayers Labourer

Birth place

Puddletown, Dorset, England

First name(s)

Elizabeth

Last name

Pearce

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

58

Birth year

1823

Occupation

-

Birth place

Portsmouth, Hampshire, England

First name(s)

Alfred C

Last name

Pearce

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

18

Birth year

1863

Occupation

Bricklayers Labourer

Birth place

Dorchester, Dorset, England

First name(s)

Walter

Last name

White

Relationship

Boarder

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

5

Birth year

1876

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Fordington, 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 Holley family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes George Holley and 6 other people

Holley family summary

NAME
George Holley
BORN
1859
BIRTH COUNTY
Hampshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Fordington, Dorset, England
An original census record
An original census record

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