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John Dunsford in Devon in the 1881 Census

Details of John Dunsford of 26 Princes Street, Barnstaple, Devon, England

First name(s)

John

Last name

Dunsford

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

39

Birth year

1842

Occupation

Pensioner

Birth town

Barnstaple

Birth county

Devon

Birth place

England

Street

26 Princes Street

Town

Parish

Barnstaple

County

Devon

Country

England

Registration district

Barnstaple

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Mary

Last name

Dunsford

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

56

Birth year

1825

Occupation

Lace Mender

Birth place

Barnstaple, Devon, England

First name(s)

Elizabeth

Last name

Dunsford

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

35

Birth year

1846

Occupation

Lace Wheel Winder

Birth place

Barnstaple, Devon, England

First name(s)

Mary

Last name

Dunsford

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

33

Birth year

1848

Occupation

Lace Wheel Winder

Birth place

Barnstaple, Devon, England

First name(s)

Bessie

Last name

Dunsford

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

31

Birth year

1850

Occupation

Lace Twister

Birth place

Barnstaple, Devon, 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.

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NAME
John Dunsford
BORN
1842
BIRTH COUNTY
Devon
ADDRESS IN 1881
Barnstaple, Devon, England
An original census record

This census includes:

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  • Birth dates & locations
  • Occupations
  • Full house address

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