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Robert Dorey in Dorset in the 1881 Census

Details of Robert Dorey of Creech Farm House, Church Knowle, Dorset, England

First name(s)

Robert

Last name

Dorey

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

23

Birth year

1858

Occupation

Farmer (Of 270 Acres Employing 3 Men 2 Boys & 2 Women)

Birth town

Church Knowle

Birth county

Dorset

Birth place

England

Street

Creech Farm House

Town

Parish

Church Knowle

County

Dorset

Country

England

Registration district

Wareham

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Ellen

Last name

Dorey

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

24

Birth year

1857

Occupation

-

Birth place

Highgate, Middlesex, England

First name(s)

Lawrence

Last name

Dorey

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

2

Birth year

1879

Occupation

Farmers Son

Birth place

Church Knowle, Dorset, England

First name(s)

Jane

Last name

Graver

Relationship

Mother In Law

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

64

Birth year

1817

Occupation

Widow Of A Gardener

Birth place

Romsey, Hampshire, 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 Dorey family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Robert Dorey and 3 other people

Dorey family summary

NAME
Robert Dorey
BORN
1858
BIRTH COUNTY
Dorset
ADDRESS IN 1881
Church Knowle, Dorset, England
An original census record
An original census record

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