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William Robertson in Dorset in the 1881 Census

Details of William Robertson of 16 & 17 St Edmunds Street, Melcombe Regis, Dorset, England

First name(s)

William

Last name

Robertson

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

24

Birth year

1857

Occupation

General Draper

Birth town

Weymouth

Birth county

Dorset

Birth place

England

Street

16 & 17 St Edmunds Street

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)

Gertrude

Last name

Goffin

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

26

Birth year

1855

Occupation

Drapers Assistant

Birth place

Lowestoft, Suffolk, England

First name(s)

Sally M

Last name

Wickham

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

23

Birth year

1858

Occupation

Drapers Assistant

Birth place

Westbury

First name(s)

Lois

Last name

Hilton

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

25

Birth year

1856

Occupation

Drapers Assistant

Birth place

Surrey, England

First name(s)

Susan

Last name

Fairweather

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

25

Birth year

1856

Occupation

Drapers Assistant

Birth place

Malborough, Devon, England

First name(s)

Elizabeth

Last name

Esttlefield

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

24

Birth year

1857

Occupation

Drapers Assistant

Birth place

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England

First name(s)

Sarah

Last name

Mc Millan

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

16

Birth year

1865

Occupation

Apprentice (Draper)

Birth place

Yeovil, Somerset, England

First name(s)

Minnie B

Last name

Taylor

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

22

Birth year

1859

Occupation

Assistant (Draper)

Birth place

Southampton, Hampshire, England

First name(s)

Hanah J

Last name

Pollard

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

24

Birth year

1857

Occupation

Assistant (Draper)

Birth place

Whaddon, Wiltshire, England

First name(s)

Mary A

Last name

Shore

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

36

Birth year

1845

Occupation

General Serv

Birth place

Portland, Dorset, England

First name(s)

John S

Last name

Knight

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

39

Birth year

1842

Occupation

Shop Walker

Birth place

Bridport, Dorset, England

First name(s)

Alexander

Last name

Facy

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

26

Birth year

1855

Occupation

Assistant

Birth place

Ashwater, Devon, England

First name(s)

Henry

Last name

Pitt

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

18

Birth year

1863

Occupation

Apprentice (Drapers)

Birth place

Weymouth, Dorset, England

First name(s)

George E

Last name

Pope

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

16

Birth year

1865

Occupation

Apprentice (Drapers)

Birth place

Romsey, Hampshire, England

First name(s)

Henry A

Last name

Harman

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

18

Birth year

1863

Occupation

Apprentice (Drapers)

Birth place

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 Robertson family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes William Robertson and 14 other people

Robertson family summary

NAME
William Robertson
BORN
1857
BIRTH COUNTY
Dorset
ADDRESS IN 1881
Melcombe Regis, Dorset, England
An original census record
An original census record

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