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Richard Browning in Dorset in the 1881 Census

Details of Richard Browning of 1 Cobourg Place, Melcombe Regis, Dorset, England

First name(s)

Richard

Last name

Browning

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Widower

Gender

Male

Age

67

Birth year

1814

Occupation

Livery Stable Keeper

Birth town

Drewsteignton

Birth county

Devon

Birth place

England

Street

1 Cobourg Place

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

Browning

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

36

Birth year

1845

Occupation

Tailoress

Birth place

Weymouth, Dorset, England

First name(s)

Benjamin

Last name

Bollen

Relationship

Lodger

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

29

Birth year

1852

Occupation

Brewer

Birth place

Brighton, Sussex, England

First name(s)

Louisa

Last name

Rossiter

Relationship

Lodger

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

31

Birth year

1850

Occupation

Independent

Birth place

Charlton, Kent, England

First name(s)

Reginald

Last name

Rossiter

Relationship

Lodger

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

2

Birth year

1879

Occupation

-

Birth place

Egham, Surrey, England

First name(s)

Margaret

Last name

Rossiter

Relationship

Lodger

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

8

Birth year

1873

Occupation

-

Birth place

Sutton, Surrey, England

First name(s)

Edward

Last name

Rossiter

Relationship

Lodger

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

37

Birth year

1844

Occupation

((?))

Birth place

Exeter, Devon, 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 Browning family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Richard Browning and 6 other people

Browning family summary

NAME
Richard Browning
BORN
1814
BIRTH COUNTY
Devon
ADDRESS IN 1881
Melcombe Regis, Dorset, England
An original census record
An original census record

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