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William Chas Branch in Dorset in the 1881 Census

Details of William Chas Branch of Caroline Row, Poole St James, Dorset, England

First name(s)

William Chas

Last name

Branch

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

23

Birth year

1858

Occupation

Bricklayers Laborer

Birth town

Walton

Birth county

Suffolk

Birth place

England

Street

Caroline Row

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)

Ellen

Last name

Branch

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

23

Birth year

1858

Occupation

Twine Baller

Birth place

Bridport, Dorset, England

First name(s)

Ann Selina

Last name

Branch

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

3

Birth year

1878

Occupation

Scholar

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 Branch family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes William Chas Branch and 2 other people

Branch family summary

NAME
William Chas Branch
BORN
1858
BIRTH COUNTY
Suffolk
ADDRESS IN 1881
Poole St James, Dorset, England
An original census record
An original census record

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