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Robert Dyer in Isle of Wight, Hampshire in the 1881 Census

Details of Robert Dyer of East Dene Cottage, Bonchurch, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England

First name(s)

Robert

Last name

Dyer

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Widower

Gender

Male

Age

73

Birth year

1808

Occupation

Fisherman

Birth town

Birth county

Hampshire

Birth place

England

Street

East Dene Cottage

Town

Parish

Bonchurch

County

Isle of Wight, Hampshire

Country

England

Registration district

Isle of Wight

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Fanny

Last name

Hazelwood

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

39

Birth year

1842

Occupation

Labourers Wife

Birth place

Ventnor, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England

First name(s)

Joseph

Last name

Hazelwood

Relationship

Son In Law

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

46

Birth year

1835

Occupation

Masons Labourer

Birth place

Rushmere, Suffolk, 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 Dyer family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Robert Dyer and 2 other people

Dyer family summary

NAME
Robert Dyer
BORN
1808
BIRTH COUNTY
Hampshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Bonchurch, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England
An original census record
An original census record

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