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John Woodland in Dorset in the 1881 Census

Details of John Woodland of Somerset Hotel, Melcombe Regis, Dorset, England

First name(s)

John

Last name

Woodland

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

39

Birth year

1842

Occupation

Hotel Keeper

Birth town

Birth county

Dorset

Birth place

England

Street

Somerset Hotel

Town

Parish

Melcombe Regis

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)

A

Last name

Woodland

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

42

Birth year

1839

Occupation

-

Birth place

Bilsington, Kent, England

First name(s)

Edith

Last name

Woodland

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

4

Birth year

1877

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Melcombe Regis, Dorset, England

First name(s)

William

Last name

Seward

Relationship

Father In Law

Marital status

Widower

Gender

Male

Age

74

Birth year

1807

Occupation

Formerly Dairyman

Birth place

Yarcombe, Devon, England

First name(s)

Mary

Last name

Seward

Relationship

Sister In Law

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

44

Birth year

1837

Occupation

-

Birth place

Kilmington, Dorset, England

First name(s)

Eliza

Last name

Scriven

Relationship

-

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

13

Birth year

1868

Occupation

Servant

Birth place

North Petherton, Somerset, England

First name(s)

George

Last name

Weakley

Relationship

-

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

28

Birth year

1853

Occupation

Formerly Builder

Birth place

Melcombe Regis, Dorset, England

First name(s)

Stephen

Last name

Drew

Relationship

-

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

21

Birth year

1860

Occupation

Railway Porter

Birth place

Marnhull, 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 Woodland family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes John Woodland and 7 other people

Woodland family summary

NAME
John Woodland
BORN
1842
BIRTH COUNTY
Dorset
ADDRESS IN 1881
Melcombe Regis, Dorset, England
An original census record
An original census record

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