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Katherine Frances Shirley in Dorset in the 1881 Census

Details of Katherine Frances Shirley of Ilsington Lodge, Puddletown, Dorset, England

First name(s)

Katherine Frances

Last name

Shirley

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

44

Birth year

1837

Occupation

Birth town

Frettenham

Birth county

Norfolk

Birth place

England

Street

Ilsington Lodge

Town

Parish

Puddletown

County

Dorset

Country

England

Registration district

Dorchester

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Georgina Louisa

Last name

Shirley

Relationship

Sister

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

43

Birth year

1838

Occupation

-

Birth place

Frettenham, Norfolk, England

First name(s)

Selina Caroline

Last name

Shirley

Relationship

Sister

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

30

Birth year

1851

Occupation

-

Birth place

Frettenham, Norfolk, England

First name(s)

Jane

Last name

Taylor

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

34

Birth year

1847

Occupation

Ladys Maid

Birth place

Abbotskerswell, Devon, England

First name(s)

Louisa

Last name

Horne

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

27

Birth year

1854

Occupation

Cook (Dom Serv)

Birth place

West Stratton, Hampshire, England

First name(s)

Madaline

Last name

Young

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

24

Birth year

1857

Occupation

Parlour Maid (Dom Serv)

Birth place

Litton, Somerset, England

First name(s)

Susan

Last name

Lemon

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

20

Birth year

1861

Occupation

Kitchen Maid (Dom Serv)

Birth place

Dorset, England

First name(s)

Keturah

Last name

Moore

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

19

Birth year

1862

Occupation

Housemaid (Dom Serv)

Birth place

Lyme Regis, 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 Shirley family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Katherine Frances Shirley and 7 other people

Shirley family summary

NAME
Katherine Frances Shirley
BORN
1837
BIRTH COUNTY
Norfolk
ADDRESS IN 1881
Puddletown, Dorset, England
An original census record
An original census record

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