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William Bridger in Surrey in the 1881 Census

Details of William Bridger of Down Road, Merrow, Surrey, England

First name(s)

William

Last name

Bridger

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

38

Birth year

1843

Occupation

Grocer

Birth town

Aylesbury

Birth county

Buckinghamshire

Birth place

England

Street

Down Road

Town

Parish

Merrow

County

Surrey

Country

England

Registration district

Guildford

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Harriett

Last name

Bridger

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

41

Birth year

1840

Occupation

-

Birth place

Trotton, Sussex, England

First name(s)

George

Last name

Bridger

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

19

Birth year

1862

Occupation

Stone Mason

Birth place

Iping, Sussex, England

First name(s)

Andrew

Last name

Bridger

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

15

Birth year

1866

Occupation

Labourer

Birth place

Chart, Surrey, England

First name(s)

Albert

Last name

Bridger

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

14

Birth year

1867

Occupation

Labourer

Birth place

Thursley, Surrey, England

First name(s)

Minnie

Last name

Bridger

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

13

Birth year

1868

Occupation

-

Birth place

Thursley, Surrey, England

First name(s)

Florence L

Last name

Bridger

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

4

Birth year

1877

Occupation

-

Birth place

Hampshire, England

First name(s)

Frederick

Last name

Townsend

Relationship

Lodger

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

23

Birth year

1858

Occupation

Stone Mason Unemployed

Birth place

Swanmore, Hampshire, 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 Bridger family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes William Bridger and 7 other people

Bridger family summary

NAME
William Bridger
BORN
1843
BIRTH COUNTY
Buckinghamshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Merrow, Surrey, England
An original census record
An original census record

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