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James Cosh in Dorset in the 1881 Census

Details of James Cosh of ?, Compton Vallence, Dorset, England

First name(s)

James

Last name

Cosh

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

71

Birth year

1810

Occupation

Ag Lab

Birth town

Piddlehinton

Birth county

Dorset

Birth place

England

Street

?

Town

Parish

Compton Vallence

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)

Grace

Last name

Cosh

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

66

Birth year

1815

Occupation

-

Birth place

Piddletrenthide, Dorset, England

First name(s)

Robert

Last name

Cosh

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

22

Birth year

1859

Occupation

Ag Lab

Birth place

Ashton, Dorset, England

First name(s)

Susan

Last name

Roles

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

25

Birth year

1856

Occupation

-

Birth place

Ashton, Dorset, England

First name(s)

William

Last name

Roles

Relationship

Son In Law

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

24

Birth year

1857

Occupation

Shepherd

Birth place

Dorset, England

First name(s)

Elizabeth

Last name

Cosh

Relationship

Daughter In Law

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

49

Birth year

1832

Occupation

-

Birth place

Notton, Dorset, England

First name(s)

Sarah

Last name

Pearce

Relationship

Visitor

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

22

Birth year

1859

Occupation

Domes Serv

Birth place

Preston, 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 Cosh family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes James Cosh and 6 other people

Cosh family summary

NAME
James Cosh
BORN
1810
BIRTH COUNTY
Dorset
ADDRESS IN 1881
Compton Vallence, Dorset, England
An original census record
An original census record

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