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Thomas Kerr in Dorset in the 1881 Census

Details of Thomas Kerr of Lagland Street, Poole St James, Dorset, England

First name(s)

Thomas

Last name

Kerr

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

77

Birth year

1804

Occupation

Invalid

Birth town

Birth county

Dumfriesshire

Birth place

Scotland

Street

Lagland Street

Town

Parish

Poole St James

County

Dorset

Country

England

Registration district

Poole

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Sarah

Last name

Kerr

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

63

Birth year

1818

Occupation

-

Birth place

Wareham, Dorset, England

First name(s)

Helen M

Last name

Davis

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

25

Birth year

1856

Occupation

Dressmaker

Birth place

Poole, Dorset, England

First name(s)

Louisa

Last name

Davis

Relationship

Niece

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

4

Birth year

1877

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Poole, Dorset, England

First name(s)

George W

Last name

Davis

Relationship

Grand Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

1

Birth year

1880

Occupation

-

Birth place

Poole, Dorset, England

First name(s)

Mary

Last name

Donovan

Relationship

Visitor

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

47

Birth year

1834

Occupation

Nurse

Birth place

Poole, Dorset, 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 Kerr family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Thomas Kerr and 5 other people

Kerr family summary

NAME
Thomas Kerr
BORN
1804
BIRTH COUNTY
Dumfriesshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Poole St James, Dorset, England
An original census record
An original census record

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