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Isabella Fisher in Isle of Wight, Hampshire in the 1881 Census

Details of Isabella Fisher of Cottenham House, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England

First name(s)

Isabella

Last name

Fisher

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

60

Birth year

1821

Occupation

Retired School Mistress

Birth town

Bristol

Birth county

Gloucestershire

Birth place

England

Street

Cottenham House

Town

Parish

Ventnor

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)

Hester

Last name

Plowman

Relationship

Boarder

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

60

Birth year

1821

Occupation

Private Means

Birth place

Oxford, Oxfordshire, England

First name(s)

Maria

Last name

Weedon

Relationship

Boarder

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

53

Birth year

1828

Occupation

Private Means

Birth place

London, Middlesex, England

First name(s)

Maria

Last name

Hills

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

54

Birth year

1827

Occupation

Gen Serv

Birth place

Richmond, Surrey, 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 Fisher family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Isabella Fisher and 3 other people

Fisher family summary

NAME
Isabella Fisher
BORN
1821
BIRTH COUNTY
Gloucestershire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Ventnor, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England
An original census record
An original census record

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