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William A James in Dorset in the 1881 Census

Details of William A James of 40 High East Street, Dorchester All Saints, Dorset, England

First name(s)

William A

Last name

James

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

26

Birth year

1855

Occupation

Grocer 8 Men 4 Boys

Birth town

Birth county

Dorset

Birth place

England

Street

40 High East Street

Town

Parish

Dorchester All Saints

County

Dorset

Country

England

Registration district

Dorchester

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Maud

Last name

Andrews

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

70

Birth year

1811

Occupation

Housekeeper

Birth place

Cerne Abbas, Dorset, England

First name(s)

Anne

Last name

Andrews

Relationship

Visitor

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

14

Birth year

1867

Occupation

-

Birth place

Southampton, Hampshire, England

First name(s)

Anne

Last name

Old

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

20

Birth year

1861

Occupation

Servant Domestic

Birth place

West Lulworth, Dorset, England

First name(s)

Eliza

Last name

Groves

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

20

Birth year

1861

Occupation

Servant Domestic

Birth place

Stinsford, Dorset, England

First name(s)

David

Last name

Hawker

Relationship

Traveller

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

27

Birth year

1854

Occupation

Traveller

Birth place

Muckleford, Dorset, England

First name(s)

John Richd

Last name

Gouldsworthy

Relationship

Assistt

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

25

Birth year

1856

Occupation

Assistant In Shop

Birth place

Seal, Kent, England

First name(s)

John

Last name

Land

Relationship

Assistt

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

23

Birth year

1858

Occupation

Assistant In Shop

Birth place

Bristol, Gloucestershire, England

First name(s)

Charles Thos

Last name

Bailey

Relationship

Assistt

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

18

Birth year

1863

Occupation

Assistant In Shop

Birth place

Shrewton, Wiltshire, England

First name(s)

Earnest

Last name

Diment

Relationship

Assistt

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

21

Birth year

1860

Occupation

Clerk To Grocer

Birth place

West Compton, Dorset, England

First name(s)

Felix

Last name

Hymore

Relationship

Assistt

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

17

Birth year

1864

Occupation

Apprentice

Birth place

Yeovil, Somerset, 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 James family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes William A James and 10 other people

James family summary

NAME
William A James
BORN
1855
BIRTH COUNTY
Dorset
ADDRESS IN 1881
Dorchester All Saints, Dorset, England
An original census record
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