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William Cook (born 1820 in Portland, Dorset) living in Weymouth, Dorset in 1881

Details of William Cook of 12 Crescent Street, Melcombe Regis, Dorset, England

First name(s)

William

Last name

Cook

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

61

Birth year

1820

Occupation

Coach Builder

Birth town

Portland

Birth county

Dorset

Birth place

England

Street

12 Crescent Street

Town

Parish

Melcombe Regis

County

Dorset

Country

England

Registration district

Weymouth

All household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

William

Last name

Cook

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

61

Birth year

1820

Occupation

Coach Builder

Birth place

Portland, Dorset, England

First name(s)

Sarah

Last name

Cook

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

55

Birth year

1826

Occupation

Household Dealer

Birth place

Weymouth, Dorset, England

First name(s)

Jonathan

Last name

Cook

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

36

Birth year

1845

Occupation

Cabman

Birth place

Weymouth, Dorset, England

First name(s)

Emily

Last name

Godden

Relationship

Grand Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

17

Birth year

1864

Occupation

-

Birth place

Lincolnshire, 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.

William Cook (born 1820 in Portland, Dorset) living in Weymouth, Dorset in 1881

The 1881 Census return for this household includes 3 other people

An original census record

All household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

William

Last name

Cook

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

61

Birth year

1820

Occupation

Coach Builder

Birth place

Portland, Dorset, England

First name(s)

Sarah

Last name

Cook

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

55

Birth year

1826

Occupation

Household Dealer

Birth place

Weymouth, Dorset, England

First name(s)

Jonathan

Last name

Cook

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

36

Birth year

1845

Occupation

Cabman

Birth place

Weymouth, Dorset, England

First name(s)

Emily

Last name

Godden

Relationship

Grand Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

17

Birth year

1864

Occupation

-

Birth place

Lincolnshire, England

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