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Robert Vincent in Dorset in the 1881 Census

Details of Robert Vincent of Western Town, Abbotsbury, Dorset, England

First name(s)

Robert

Last name

Vincent

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

64

Birth year

1817

Occupation

Market Gardener & Farmer (Master Employing 3 Men)

Birth town

Puncknowle

Birth county

Dorset

Birth place

England

Street

Western Town

Town

Parish

Abbotsbury

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)

Phoebe

Last name

Vincent

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

63

Birth year

1818

Occupation

-

Birth place

Abbotsbury, Dorset, England

First name(s)

Elizabeth

Last name

Figgins

Relationship

Visitor

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

33

Birth year

1848

Occupation

Messmans Wife Of H M Ship

Birth place

Abbotsbury, Dorset, England

First name(s)

Albert V

Last name

Figgins

Relationship

Visitor

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

9

Birth year

1872

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Portsmouth, Hampshire, England

First name(s)

Herbert W

Last name

Figgins

Relationship

Visitor

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

2

Birth year

1879

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Portsmouth, Hampshire, England

First name(s)

Ernest S

Last name

Figgins

Relationship

Visitor

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

1

Birth year

1880

Occupation

-

Birth place

Portsmouth, 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 Vincent family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Robert Vincent and 5 other people

Vincent family summary

NAME
Robert Vincent
BORN
1817
BIRTH COUNTY
Dorset
ADDRESS IN 1881
Abbotsbury, Dorset, England
An original census record
An original census record

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