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Walter Brake in Dorset in the 1881 Census

Details of Walter Brake of Combe Barn, Preston, Dorset, England

First name(s)

Walter

Last name

Brake

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

52

Birth year

1829

Occupation

Ag Lab Shepherd

Birth town

Birth county

Dorset

Birth place

England

Street

Combe Barn

Town

Parish

Preston

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)

Harriet

Last name

Brake

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

53

Birth year

1828

Occupation

-

Birth place

Clapton, Somerset, England

First name(s)

Frank

Last name

Brake

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

26

Birth year

1855

Occupation

Gardener

Birth place

Cudworth, Somerset, England

First name(s)

Rosa A

Last name

Brake

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

24

Birth year

1857

Occupation

Employ Home Work

Birth place

Devon, England

First name(s)

Bertha

Last name

Brake

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

10

Birth year

1871

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Preston, 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 Brake family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Walter Brake and 4 other people

Brake family summary

NAME
Walter Brake
BORN
1829
BIRTH COUNTY
Dorset
ADDRESS IN 1881
Preston, Dorset, England
An original census record
An original census record

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