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Thomas Dorrell in Worcestershire in the 1881 Census

Details of Thomas Dorrell of Bentley Farm, Holt, Worcestershire, England

First name(s)

Thomas

Last name

Dorrell

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

60

Birth year

1821

Occupation

Farmer Of 200 Acres Employ 6 Men

Birth town

Birth county

Worcestershire

Birth place

England

Street

Bentley Farm

Town

Parish

Holt

County

Worcestershire

Country

England

Registration district

Martley

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Susan

Last name

Dorrell

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

48

Birth year

1833

Occupation

Farmers Wife

Birth place

Astwood Bank, Worcestershire, England

First name(s)

William J

Last name

Dorrell

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

24

Birth year

1857

Occupation

Land Surveyor

Birth place

Bishampton, Worcestershire, England

First name(s)

Henry

Last name

Dorrell

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

20

Birth year

1861

Occupation

Farmers Son

Birth place

Bishampton, Worcestershire, England

First name(s)

Mary

Last name

Ingles

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

19

Birth year

1862

Occupation

General Servant

Birth place

Gloucestershire, 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 4 other people

Dorrell family summary

NAME
Thomas Dorrell
BORN
1821
BIRTH COUNTY
Worcestershire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Holt, Worcestershire, England
An original census record
An original census record

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