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Robert C Bennett in Dorset in the 1881 Census

Details of Robert C Bennett of 10 Gloucester Terrace, Melcombe Regis, Dorset, England

First name(s)

Robert C

Last name

Bennett

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

50

Birth year

1831

Occupation

Civil Engineer

Birth town

Tonbridge

Birth county

Kent

Birth place

England

Street

10 Gloucester Terrace

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)

Emma A

Last name

Bennett

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

46

Birth year

1835

Occupation

-

Birth place

Grantham, Lincolnshire, England

First name(s)

Fanny

Last name

Eyre

Relationship

Cousin

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

46

Birth year

1835

Occupation

-

Birth place

Jersey, Channel Islands

First name(s)

Sarah

Last name

Roper

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

13

Birth year

1868

Occupation

General Dom Servant

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 Bennett family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Robert C Bennett and 3 other people

Bennett family summary

NAME
Robert C Bennett
BORN
1831
BIRTH COUNTY
Kent
ADDRESS IN 1881
Melcombe Regis, Dorset, England
An original census record
An original census record

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