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Lavinia Wright in Dorset in the 1881 Census

Details of Lavinia Wright of Hope Quay, Weymouth, Dorset, England

First name(s)

Lavinia

Last name

Wright

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

58

Birth year

1823

Occupation

Birth town

Wyke

Birth county

Dorset

Birth place

England

Street

Hope Quay

Town

Parish

Weymouth

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)

Albert

Last name

Wright

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

23

Birth year

1858

Occupation

Stoker

Birth place

Weymouth, Dorset, England

First name(s)

Alice

Last name

Wright

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

21

Birth year

1860

Occupation

Dressmaker

Birth place

Weymouth, Dorset, England

First name(s)

Alfred

Last name

Wright

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

19

Birth year

1862

Occupation

Boat Builder

Birth place

Weymouth, Dorset, England

First name(s)

Agnes

Last name

Wright

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

17

Birth year

1864

Occupation

Dressmaker

Birth place

Weymouth, Dorset, England

First name(s)

Andrew

Last name

Wright

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

17

Birth year

1864

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Weymouth, Dorset, England

First name(s)

John Ford

Last name

Lewis

Relationship

Boarder

Marital status

Widower

Gender

Male

Age

68

Birth year

1813

Occupation

Retired Ship Master

Birth place

Weymouth, Dorset, England

First name(s)

Jane

Last name

Williams

Relationship

-

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

42

Birth year

1839

Occupation

Seamstress

Birth place

Weymouth, 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 Wright family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Lavinia Wright and 7 other people

Wright family summary

NAME
Lavinia Wright
BORN
1823
BIRTH COUNTY
Dorset
ADDRESS IN 1881
Weymouth, Dorset, England
An original census record
An original census record

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