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Robert C Channing in Dorset in the 1881 Census

Details of Robert C Channing of Mill Street, Fordington, Dorset, England

First name(s)

Robert C

Last name

Channing

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

22

Birth year

1859

Occupation

Bricklayers Labourer

Birth town

Birth county

Dorset

Birth place

England

Street

Mill Street

Town

Parish

Fordington

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)

Maria

Last name

Channing

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

19

Birth year

1862

Occupation

-

Birth place

Dorset, England

First name(s)

Maria

Last name

Napier

Relationship

Mother

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

56

Birth year

1825

Occupation

Nurse (8 M S)

Birth place

Minterne Parva, Dorset, England

First name(s)

William

Last name

Burdett

Relationship

Lodger

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

34

Birth year

1847

Occupation

Miller

Birth place

Beaminster, Dorset, England

First name(s)

Frederick

Last name

Smith

Relationship

Lodger

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

32

Birth year

1849

Occupation

Painter

Birth place

Bristol, Gloucestershire, England

First name(s)

Robert C

Last name

Channing

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

2

Birth year

1879

Occupation

-

Birth place

Dorchester, Dorset, England

First name(s)

Arthur G

Last name

Channing

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

0

Birth year

1881

Occupation

-

Birth place

Fordington, Dorset, England

First name(s)

Richard

Last name

Diment

Relationship

Lodger

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

18

Birth year

1863

Occupation

Gen Ag Labr

Birth place

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 Channing family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Robert C Channing and 7 other people

Channing family summary

NAME
Robert C Channing
BORN
1859
BIRTH COUNTY
Dorset
ADDRESS IN 1881
Fordington, Dorset, England
An original census record
An original census record

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