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John Waters (born 1816 in Dorset) living in Poole, Dorset in 1881

Details of John Waters of Trickers Alley, Poole St James, Dorset, England

First name(s)

John

Last name

Waters

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Widower

Gender

Male

Age

65

Birth year

1816

Occupation

Scavenger

Birth town

Birth county

Dorset

Birth place

England

Street

Trickers Alley

Town

Parish

Poole St James

County

Dorset

Country

England

Registration district

Poole

All household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

John

Last name

Waters

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Widower

Gender

Male

Age

65

Birth year

1816

Occupation

Scavenger

Birth place

Dorset, England

First name(s)

Sarah

Last name

Burgess

Relationship

Housekeeper Head

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

48

Birth year

1833

Occupation

Housekeeper

Birth place

Dorset, England

First name(s)

George Alfred Burgess

Last name

Jenkins

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

23

Birth year

1858

Occupation

Sailor

Birth place

Dorset, England

First name(s)

Tom

Last name

Burgess

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

21

Birth year

1860

Occupation

Pottery Labourer (Em 21/4)

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.

John Waters (born 1816 in Dorset) living in Poole, Dorset in 1881

The 1881 Census return for this household includes 3 other people

An original census record

All household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

John

Last name

Waters

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Widower

Gender

Male

Age

65

Birth year

1816

Occupation

Scavenger

Birth place

Dorset, England

First name(s)

Sarah

Last name

Burgess

Relationship

Housekeeper Head

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

48

Birth year

1833

Occupation

Housekeeper

Birth place

Dorset, England

First name(s)

George Alfred Burgess

Last name

Jenkins

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

23

Birth year

1858

Occupation

Sailor

Birth place

Dorset, England

First name(s)

Tom

Last name

Burgess

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

21

Birth year

1860

Occupation

Pottery Labourer (Em 21/4)

Birth place

Dorset, England

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