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William Messer in Somerset in the 1881 Census

Details of William Messer of 14 River Street, Bath Walcot, Somerset, England

First name(s)

William

Last name

Messer

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

35

Birth year

1846

Occupation

Master Carpenter

Birth town

Bath

Birth county

Somerset

Birth place

England

Street

14 River Street

Town

Parish

Bath Walcot

County

Somerset

Country

England

Registration district

Bath

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Annie E

Last name

Messer

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

22

Birth year

1859

Occupation

Lodging Housekeeper

Birth place

Bath, Somerset, England

First name(s)

Evelyn

Last name

Messer

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

3

Birth year

1878

Occupation

Daur To Lodging Housekeeper

Birth place

Bath, Somerset, England

First name(s)

Maud M

Last name

Messer

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

1

Birth year

1880

Occupation

Daur To Lodging Housekeeper

Birth place

Bath, Somerset, England

First name(s)

Louisa

Last name

Pitchford

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

17

Birth year

1864

Occupation

Genl Servant Domestic

Birth place

Dunkerton, Somerset, England

First name(s)

Arthur

Last name

Wood

Relationship

Apprentice

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

16

Birth year

1865

Occupation

Carpenter Apprentice

Birth place

London, Middlesex, England

First name(s)

L E

Last name

Barnes

Relationship

Lodger Boarder

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

57

Birth year

1824

Occupation

Annuitant

Birth place

London, Middlesex, England

First name(s)

Ann

Last name

Evans

Relationship

Daughter Servant

Marital status

Widow

Gender

Female

Age

60

Birth year

1821

Occupation

Ladys Maid

Birth place

Exeter, Devon, 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 Messer family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes William Messer and 7 other people

Messer family summary

NAME
William Messer
BORN
1846
BIRTH COUNTY
Somerset
ADDRESS IN 1881
Bath Walcot, Somerset, England
An original census record
An original census record

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