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John Smith Davis in Somerset in the 1881 Census

Details of John Smith Davis of 1 Westbrook Place, Weston, Somerset, England

First name(s)

John Smith

Last name

Davis

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

53

Birth year

1828

Occupation

Retired Gardener

Birth town

Bristol

Birth county

Gloucestershire

Birth place

England

Street

1 Westbrook Place

Town

Parish

Weston

County

Somerset

Country

England

Registration district

Bath

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Sarah

Last name

Davis

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

55

Birth year

1826

Occupation

Laundress

Birth place

Taunton, Somerset, England

First name(s)

Henry

Last name

Stevens

Relationship

Nephew

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

12

Birth year

1869

Occupation

Monitor (Sch Master)

Birth place

Salisbury, Wiltshire, England

First name(s)

Kate

Last name

Salmon

Relationship

Assistant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

18

Birth year

1863

Occupation

Assistant Laundress

Birth place

Weston Super Mare, Somerset, England

First name(s)

Arthur Francis

Last name

Moody

Relationship

Lodger Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

24

Birth year

1857

Occupation

Baker

Birth place

Somerset, England

First name(s)

Sarah Jane

Last name

Moody

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

23

Birth year

1858

Occupation

Laundress

Birth place

Weston Super Mare, Somerset, England

First name(s)

Sophia

Last name

Butler

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

14

Birth year

1867

Occupation

Nurse (Domestic)

Birth place

Weston Super Mare, Somerset, England

First name(s)

Bessie A

Last name

Moody

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

2

Birth year

1879

Occupation

-

Birth place

Weston Super Mare, Somerset, England

First name(s)

William

Last name

Avery

Relationship

Lodger

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

48

Birth year

1833

Occupation

Labourer General

Birth place

Somerset, 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 Davis family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes John Smith Davis and 8 other people

Davis family summary

NAME
John Smith Davis
BORN
1828
BIRTH COUNTY
Gloucestershire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Weston, Somerset, England
An original census record
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