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William Prowse in Dorset in the 1881 Census

Details of William Prowse of 1 York Buildings, Melcombe Regis, Dorset, England

First name(s)

William

Last name

Prowse

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Widower

Gender

Male

Age

84

Birth year

1797

Occupation

Cap R N ((?))

Birth town

Woolwich

Birth county

Kent

Birth place

England

Street

1 York Buildings

Town

Parish

Melcombe Regis

County

Dorset

Country

England

Registration district

Weymouth

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Emma F

Last name

Prowse

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

44

Birth year

1837

Occupation

-

Birth place

Swanage, Dorset, England

First name(s)

Mary H

Last name

Prowse

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

41

Birth year

1840

Occupation

-

Birth place

Lymington, Hampshire, England

First name(s)

Ann

Last name

Tomkins

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

37

Birth year

1844

Occupation

Cook

Birth place

Somerset, England

First name(s)

Ada H

Last name

Hood

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

21

Birth year

1860

Occupation

House & Parlour Maid

Birth place

Folkestone, Kent, 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 Prowse family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes William Prowse and 4 other people

Prowse family summary

NAME
William Prowse
BORN
1797
BIRTH COUNTY
Kent
ADDRESS IN 1881
Melcombe Regis, Dorset, England
An original census record
An original census record

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