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Henry Cornelius Palmer in Dorset in the 1881 Census

Details of Henry Cornelius Palmer of Ashley Cross Commercial Road, Parkstone, Dorset, England

First name(s)

Henry Cornelius

Last name

Palmer

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Widower

Gender

Male

Age

46

Birth year

1835

Occupation

Bale Wire Wire Hay Straw Corn Postmaster Employing Man & Youth

Birth town

Poole

Birth county

Dorset

Birth place

England

Street

Ashley Cross Commercial Road

Town

Parish

Parkstone

County

Dorset

Country

England

Registration district

Poole

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

George F

Last name

Palmer

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

20

Birth year

1861

Occupation

Grocers Assistant

Birth place

Parkstone, Dorset, England

First name(s)

Cornelia Mary

Last name

Palmer

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

15

Birth year

1866

Occupation

-

Birth place

Parkstone, Dorset, England

First name(s)

Harriet Eva

Last name

Palmer

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

13

Birth year

1868

Occupation

-

Birth place

Parkstone, Dorset, England

First name(s)

Arthur Edward

Last name

Palmer

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

12

Birth year

1869

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Parkstone, Dorset, England

First name(s)

Elsie Hilda

Last name

Palmer

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

7

Birth year

1874

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Parkstone, Dorset, England

First name(s)

Margaret Lillian

Last name

Palmer

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

6

Birth year

1875

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Parkstone, Dorset, England

First name(s)

Fanny

Last name

Snell

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

17

Birth year

1864

Occupation

General Servant Domestic

Birth place

Parkstone, 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 Palmer family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Henry Cornelius Palmer and 7 other people

Palmer family summary

NAME
Henry Cornelius Palmer
BORN
1835
BIRTH COUNTY
Dorset
ADDRESS IN 1881
Parkstone, Dorset, England
An original census record
An original census record

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