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Martha Toms in Dorset in the 1881 Census

Details of Martha Toms of Rosemary Lane, Abbotsbury, Dorset, England

First name(s)

Martha

Last name

Toms

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

60

Birth year

1821

Occupation

Nurse (Sms)

Birth town

Abbotsbury

Birth county

Dorset

Birth place

England

Street

Rosemary Lane

Town

Parish

Abbotsbury

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)

Charles

Last name

Toms

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

12

Birth year

1869

Occupation

Bakers Boy

Birth place

Abbotsbury, Dorset, England

First name(s)

Frederick

Last name

Toms

Relationship

Grand Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

8

Birth year

1873

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Scotland

First name(s)

George

Last name

Orchard

Relationship

Visitor

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

50

Birth year

1831

Occupation

Sailor

Birth place

Abbotsbury, 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 Toms family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Martha Toms and 3 other people

Toms family summary

NAME
Martha Toms
BORN
1821
BIRTH COUNTY
Dorset
ADDRESS IN 1881
Abbotsbury, Dorset, England
An original census record
An original census record

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