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William Lock in Dorset in the 1881 Census

Details of William Lock of High Street, Poole St James, Dorset, England

First name(s)

William

Last name

Lock

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

26

Birth year

1855

Occupation

Grocer

Birth town

Wellington

Birth county

Somerset

Birth place

England

Street

High Street

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)

Eliza

Last name

Knight

Relationship

Mother

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

56

Birth year

1825

Occupation

Housekeeper

Birth place

Wellington, Somerset, England

First name(s)

Hannah

Last name

Pring

Relationship

Aunt Visitor

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

49

Birth year

1832

Occupation

Housekeeper

Birth place

Wellington, Somerset, England

First name(s)

John

Last name

Sampson

Relationship

Assistant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

22

Birth year

1859

Occupation

Grocers Assistant

Birth place

Sheepwash, Devon, England

First name(s)

George

Last name

Domoney

Relationship

Assistant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

18

Birth year

1863

Occupation

Grocers Assistant

Birth place

Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, England

First name(s)

Alfred J

Last name

Amery

Relationship

Assistant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

21

Birth year

1860

Occupation

Grocers Assistant

Birth place

Christow, Devon, England

First name(s)

Jane C

Last name

Cave

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

22

Birth year

1859

Occupation

Servant Domestic

Birth place

Ibberton, 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 Lock family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes William Lock and 6 other people

Lock family summary

NAME
William Lock
BORN
1855
BIRTH COUNTY
Somerset
ADDRESS IN 1881
Poole St James, Dorset, England
An original census record
An original census record

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