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Thomas Dorrell in Worcestershire, Herefordshire in the 1881 Census

Details of Thomas Dorrell of Lower Town, Tenbury, Worcestershire, Herefordshire, England

First name(s)

Thomas

Last name

Dorrell

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

27

Birth year

1854

Occupation

Farmer Of 193 Acres Employing 2 Lab 2 Boys

Birth town

Birth county

Shropshire

Birth place

England

Street

Lower Town

Town

Parish

Tenbury

County

Worcestershire, Herefordshire

Country

England

Registration district

Tenbury

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

John

Last name

Dorrell

Relationship

Father

Marital status

Widower

Gender

Male

Age

59

Birth year

1822

Occupation

Retired Farmer

Birth place

Shropshire, England

First name(s)

Amy

Last name

Dorrell

Relationship

Sister

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

24

Birth year

1857

Occupation

Farmers Daur

Birth place

Shropshire, England

First name(s)

Joseph

Last name

Barnes

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

17

Birth year

1864

Occupation

Farm Serv (In Doors)

Birth place

-

First name(s)

Mary

Last name

Plevey

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

23

Birth year

1858

Occupation

General Serv

Birth place

Bromyard, Herefordshire, England

First name(s)

Bertha

Last name

Roberts

Relationship

Visitor

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

7

Birth year

1874

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Worcestershire, 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 Dorrell family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Thomas Dorrell and 5 other people

Dorrell family summary

NAME
Thomas Dorrell
BORN
1854
BIRTH COUNTY
Shropshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Tenbury, Worcestershire, Herefordshire, England
An original census record
An original census record

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