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Mary Harvey in Dorset in the 1881 Census

Details of Mary Harvey of 72 St Mary Street, Melcombe Regis, Dorset, England

First name(s)

Mary

Last name

Harvey

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

61

Birth year

1820

Occupation

China & Glass Dealer

Birth town

Dawlish

Birth county

Devon

Birth place

England

Street

72 St Mary Street

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)

Elizabeth

Last name

Holmwood

Relationship

Sister

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

61

Birth year

1820

Occupation

No Occupation

Birth place

Dawlish, Devon, England

First name(s)

Emily Jane

Last name

Cootree

Relationship

Assistant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

24

Birth year

1857

Occupation

Assistant Glass Dealer

Birth place

Wilton, Wiltshire, England

First name(s)

Eliza H

Last name

Cootree

Relationship

Assistant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

21

Birth year

1860

Occupation

Assistant Glass Dealer

Birth place

Wilton, Wiltshire, England

First name(s)

Anne C

Last name

Legee

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

17

Birth year

1864

Occupation

Servant Domestic

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 Harvey family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Mary Harvey and 4 other people

Harvey family summary

NAME
Mary Harvey
BORN
1820
BIRTH COUNTY
Devon
ADDRESS IN 1881
Melcombe Regis, Dorset, England
An original census record
An original census record

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