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Herbert George Morse in Devon in the 1881 Census

Details of Herbert George Morse of Rectory, Littleham, Devon, England

First name(s)

Herbert George

Last name

Morse

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

41

Birth year

1840

Occupation

Rector Of Littleham

Birth town

Catton

Birth county

Norfolk

Birth place

England

Street

Rectory

Town

Parish

Littleham

County

Devon

Country

England

Registration district

Bideford

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Thomas

Last name

Wood

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

40

Birth year

1841

Occupation

Coatchman Domestic Servant

Birth place

Leigh, Worcestershire, England

First name(s)

Harriet

Last name

Wood

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

39

Birth year

1842

Occupation

Cook Domestic Servant

Birth place

Little Witley, Worcestershire, England

First name(s)

Edward

Last name

Gough

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

21

Birth year

1860

Occupation

Footman Domestic Servant

Birth place

Seend, Wiltshire, England

First name(s)

Mary Ann

Last name

Marks

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

25

Birth year

1856

Occupation

Housemaid Domestic Servant

Birth place

Trull, Somerset, England

First name(s)

Harriet

Last name

Holmes

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

17

Birth year

1864

Occupation

Kitchenmaid Domestic Servant

Birth place

Kirkley, Lancashire, 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 Morse family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Herbert George Morse and 5 other people

Morse family summary

NAME
Herbert George Morse
BORN
1840
BIRTH COUNTY
Norfolk
ADDRESS IN 1881
Littleham, Devon, England
An original census record
An original census record

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