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Henry R Forster in Isle of Wight, Hampshire in the 1881 Census

Details of Henry R Forster of Sea View House, Niton, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England

First name(s)

Henry R

Last name

Forster

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

40

Birth year

1841

Occupation

Retired Officer (Army)

Birth town

Birth county

Lincolnshire

Birth place

England

Street

Sea View House

Town

Parish

Niton

County

Isle of Wight, Hampshire

Country

England

Registration district

Isle of Wight

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Jane Fraser

Last name

Forster

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

34

Birth year

1847

Occupation

-

Birth place

Alnwick, Northumberland, England

First name(s)

Edward R

Last name

Forster

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

7

Birth year

1874

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Hampshire, England

First name(s)

John

Last name

Forster

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

5

Birth year

1876

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Hampshire, England

First name(s)

Muriel Frances

Last name

Forster

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

4

Birth year

1877

Occupation

-

Birth place

Hampshire, England

First name(s)

Frances M

Last name

Peach

Relationship

Visitor

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

24

Birth year

1857

Occupation

Governess (Priv)

Birth place

India

First name(s)

Ellen Keel

Last name

Morris

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

15

Birth year

1866

Occupation

Domestic Serv Nurse

Birth place

Hampshire, 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 Forster family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Henry R Forster and 6 other people

Forster family summary

NAME
Henry R Forster
BORN
1841
BIRTH COUNTY
Lincolnshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Niton, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England
An original census record
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