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John T Godwin in Dorset in the 1881 Census

Details of John T Godwin of Elwell Street, Upway, Dorset, England

First name(s)

John T

Last name

Godwin

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

39

Birth year

1842

Occupation

Glass And China Dealer Employing 1 Female Assistant 2 Boys

Birth town

Dorchester

Birth county

Dorset

Birth place

England

Street

Elwell Street

Town

Parish

Upway

County

Dorset

Country

England

Registration district

Weymouth

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Annie L

Last name

Godwin

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

38

Birth year

1843

Occupation

-

Birth place

Ireland

First name(s)

John T

Last name

Godwin

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

2

Birth year

1879

Occupation

-

Birth place

Dorchester, Dorset, England

First name(s)

Annie L

Last name

Godwin

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

0

Birth year

1881

Occupation

-

Birth place

Dorchester, Dorset, England

First name(s)

Lucy

Last name

Brodby

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

15

Birth year

1866

Occupation

Genl Servant

Birth place

Abbotsbury, 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 T Godwin and 4 other people

Godwin family summary

NAME
John T Godwin
BORN
1842
BIRTH COUNTY
Dorset
ADDRESS IN 1881
Upway, Dorset, England
An original census record
An original census record

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