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John Godwin in Dorset in the 1881 Census

Details of John Godwin of Copy Hold Lane, Winterborne Abbas, Dorset, England

First name(s)

John

Last name

Godwin

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

61

Birth year

1820

Occupation

Pauper

Birth town

Portesham

Birth county

Dorset

Birth place

England

Street

Copy Hold Lane

Town

Parish

Winterborne Abbas

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)

Maria

Last name

Godwin

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

64

Birth year

1817

Occupation

Pauper

Birth place

Littlebredy, Dorset, England

First name(s)

Elias P

Last name

Godwin

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

35

Birth year

1846

Occupation

Agric Laborer

Birth place

Portesham, Dorset, England

First name(s)

Julia

Last name

Godwin

Relationship

Son'sister Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

29

Birth year

1852

Occupation

-

Birth place

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 Godwin family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes John Godwin and 3 other people

Godwin family summary

NAME
John Godwin
BORN
1820
BIRTH COUNTY
Dorset
ADDRESS IN 1881
Winterborne Abbas, Dorset, England
An original census record
An original census record

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