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John Williams in Dorset in the 1881 Census

Details of John Williams of Alma Terrace, Portland, Dorset, England

First name(s)

John

Last name

Williams

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

46

Birth year

1835

Occupation

Civil Guard C P

Birth town

Birth county

Birth place

Ireland

Street

Alma Terrace

Town

Parish

Portland

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)

Sarah

Last name

Williams

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

35

Birth year

1846

Occupation

Civil Guards Wife

Birth place

Portland, Dorset, England

First name(s)

Jessie

Last name

Williams

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

7

Birth year

1874

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Portland, Dorset, England

First name(s)

Emmy

Last name

Williams

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

4

Birth year

1877

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Portland, Dorset, England

First name(s)

John F

Last name

Williams

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

0

Birth year

1881

Occupation

-

Birth place

Portland, Dorset, England

First name(s)

Ann

Last name

Lander

Relationship

-

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

56

Birth year

1825

Occupation

Nurse (Srns)

Birth place

Portland, 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 Williams family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes John Williams and 5 other people

Williams family summary

NAME
John Williams
BORN
1835
BIRTH COUNTY
-
ADDRESS IN 1881
Portland, Dorset, England
An original census record
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