Skip to content

Mary Edney in Dorset in the 1881 Census

Details of Mary Edney of Drapers Shop High West Street, Dorchester Holy Trinity, Dorset, England

First name(s)

Mary

Last name

Edney

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

40

Birth year

1841

Occupation

Housekeeper

Birth town

Itchen Abbas

Birth county

Hampshire

Birth place

England

Street

Drapers Shop High West Street

Town

Parish

Dorchester Holy Trinity

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)

Marie E

Last name

Harris

Relationship

Shopwoman

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

30

Birth year

1851

Occupation

Mantle Cutter ((Drapers))

Birth place

St Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands

First name(s)

Alice E

Last name

Bailey

Relationship

Shopwoman

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

27

Birth year

1854

Occupation

Drapers Assistant

Birth place

Westbury, Wiltshire, England

First name(s)

Mary C

Last name

Davis

Relationship

Shopwoman

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

24

Birth year

1857

Occupation

Drapers Assistant

Birth place

Clifton, Somerset, England

First name(s)

Martha E

Last name

Perry

Relationship

Shopwoman

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

24

Birth year

1857

Occupation

Drapers Clerk

Birth place

Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire, England

First name(s)

Jane

Last name

Spurway

Relationship

Shopwoman

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

24

Birth year

1857

Occupation

Draper Assistant

Birth place

Bridgwater, Somerset, England

First name(s)

Bessie

Last name

Cole

Relationship

Shopwoman

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

18

Birth year

1863

Occupation

Draper Apprentice

Birth place

Cranborne, Dorset, England

First name(s)

Annie

Last name

Seymour

Relationship

Shopwoman

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

18

Birth year

1863

Occupation

Draper Apprentice

Birth place

Owermoigne, Dorset, England

First name(s)

Beatrice R

Last name

Bennett

Relationship

Shopwoman

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

16

Birth year

1865

Occupation

Draper Apprentice

Birth place

Blandford, Dorset, England

First name(s)

William H

Last name

Dunford

Relationship

Shopman

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

22

Birth year

1859

Occupation

Draper Clerk

Birth place

Poole, Dorset, England

First name(s)

Herbert E

Last name

Southcott

Relationship

Shopman

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

20

Birth year

1861

Occupation

Draper Assistant

Birth place

Exeter, Devon, England

First name(s)

William

Last name

Major

Relationship

Shopman

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

19

Birth year

1862

Occupation

Draper Apprentice

Birth place

Churston Ferrers, Devon, England

First name(s)

Archibald

Last name

Stewart

Relationship

Shopman

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

17

Birth year

1864

Occupation

Draper Apprentice

Birth place

Biggar, Scotland

First name(s)

Edward

Last name

Pardy

Relationship

Shopman

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

17

Birth year

1864

Occupation

Draper Apprentice

Birth place

Grimston, Dorset, England

First name(s)

Harry B

Last name

Symes

Relationship

Shopman

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

14

Birth year

1867

Occupation

Draper Apprentice

Birth place

Muckleford, Dorset, England

First name(s)

Elizabeth

Last name

Martin

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

32

Birth year

1849

Occupation

Cook

Birth place

Dorchester, Dorset, England

First name(s)

Eliza

Last name

Smith

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

15

Birth year

1866

Occupation

Housemaid

Birth place

Dorchester, Dorset, England

First name(s)

Rose

Last name

Otter

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

16

Birth year

1865

Occupation

Housemaid

Birth place

Dorchester, 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 Edney family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Mary Edney and 17 other people

Edney family summary

NAME
Mary Edney
BORN
1841
BIRTH COUNTY
Hampshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Dorchester Holy Trinity, Dorset, England
An original census record
An original census record

Not what you're looking for?