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James Foster in Dorset in the 1881 Census

Details of James Foster of Cornhill, Dorchester St Peter, Dorset, England

First name(s)

James

Last name

Foster

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

68

Birth year

1813

Occupation

Book Seller Employing 8 4 Men & 4 Boys

Birth town

North Curry

Birth county

Somerset

Birth place

England

Street

Cornhill

Town

Parish

Dorchester St Peter

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)

Sarah Mary

Last name

Foster

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

30

Birth year

1851

Occupation

Booksellers Daughter

Birth place

Dorchester, Dorset, England

First name(s)

Elizabeth Mary Ann

Last name

Brooke

Relationship

Niece

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

19

Birth year

1862

Occupation

-

Birth place

Wilton, Wiltshire, England

First name(s)

Mary

Last name

Brooke

Relationship

Visitor

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

27

Birth year

1854

Occupation

-

Birth place

Wiltshire, England

First name(s)

Alma Martha

Last name

Hockey

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

17

Birth year

1864

Occupation

Servant

Birth place

Maiden Newton, 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 Foster family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes James Foster and 4 other people

Foster family summary

NAME
James Foster
BORN
1813
BIRTH COUNTY
Somerset
ADDRESS IN 1881
Dorchester St Peter, Dorset, England
An original census record
An original census record

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