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Robert Stewart Dobson (born 1808 in Suffolk) living in Dunmow, Essex in 1881

Details of Robert Stewart Dobson of New Green, Bardfield-Saling, Essex, England

First name(s)

Robert Stewart

Last name

Dobson

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Widower

Gender

Male

Age

73

Birth year

1808

Occupation

Vicar Of Bardfield Saling

Birth town

Birth county

Suffolk

Birth place

England

Street

New Green

Town

Parish

Bardfield-Saling

County

Essex

Country

England

Registration district

Dunmow

All household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Robert Stewart

Last name

Dobson

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Widower

Gender

Male

Age

73

Birth year

1808

Occupation

Vicar Of Bardfield Saling

Birth place

Suffolk, England

First name(s)

Emma

Last name

Dobson

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

41

Birth year

1840

Occupation

Clergyman Daughter

Birth place

Sudbury, Suffolk, England

First name(s)

Madelin

Last name

Dobson

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

39

Birth year

1842

Occupation

Clergyman Daughter

Birth place

Saffron Walden, Essex, England

First name(s)

Lavinia

Last name

Dobson

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

36

Birth year

1845

Occupation

Clergyman Daughter

Birth place

Bardfield Saling, Essex, England

First name(s)

Julia

Last name

Dobson

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

34

Birth year

1847

Occupation

Clergyman Daughter

Birth place

Bardfield Saling, Essex, England

First name(s)

Augusta Jane

Last name

Dobson

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

32

Birth year

1849

Occupation

Clergyman Daughter

Birth place

Bardfield Saling, Essex, England

First name(s)

Harriett

Last name

Chapman

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

21

Birth year

1860

Occupation

Cook

Birth place

Little Bardfield, Sussex, England

First name(s)

Elizabeth

Last name

Hitchcock

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

18

Birth year

1863

Occupation

Housemaid

Birth place

Chipping Ongar, Essex, 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.

Robert Stewart Dobson (born 1808 in Suffolk) living in Dunmow, Essex in 1881

The 1881 Census return for this household includes 7 other people

An original census record

All household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Robert Stewart

Last name

Dobson

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Widower

Gender

Male

Age

73

Birth year

1808

Occupation

Vicar Of Bardfield Saling

Birth place

Suffolk, England

First name(s)

Emma

Last name

Dobson

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

41

Birth year

1840

Occupation

Clergyman Daughter

Birth place

Sudbury, Suffolk, England

First name(s)

Madelin

Last name

Dobson

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

39

Birth year

1842

Occupation

Clergyman Daughter

Birth place

Saffron Walden, Essex, England

First name(s)

Lavinia

Last name

Dobson

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

36

Birth year

1845

Occupation

Clergyman Daughter

Birth place

Bardfield Saling, Essex, England

First name(s)

Julia

Last name

Dobson

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

34

Birth year

1847

Occupation

Clergyman Daughter

Birth place

Bardfield Saling, Essex, England

First name(s)

Augusta Jane

Last name

Dobson

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

32

Birth year

1849

Occupation

Clergyman Daughter

Birth place

Bardfield Saling, Essex, England

First name(s)

Harriett

Last name

Chapman

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

21

Birth year

1860

Occupation

Cook

Birth place

Little Bardfield, Sussex, England

First name(s)

Elizabeth

Last name

Hitchcock

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

18

Birth year

1863

Occupation

Housemaid

Birth place

Chipping Ongar, Essex, England


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