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William Sherlock in Dorset in the 1881 Census

Details of William Sherlock of Star Inn, Portland, Dorset, England

First name(s)

William

Last name

Sherlock

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

36

Birth year

1845

Occupation

Senior Mate Coast Guard Cruizer (R N Seaman)

Birth town

Pather

Birth county

Pembrokeshire

Birth place

Wales

Street

Star Inn

Town

Parish

Portland

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)

Margaret

Last name

Sherlock

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

39

Birth year

1842

Occupation

-

Birth place

Newport, Pembrokeshire, Wales

First name(s)

Lilly E A

Last name

Sherlock

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

10

Birth year

1871

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Liverpool, Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Edward C

Last name

Sherlock

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

4

Birth year

1877

Occupation

Scholar

Birth place

Cheshire, England

First name(s)

Gerald S D

Last name

Sherlock

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

1

Birth year

1880

Occupation

-

Birth place

Portland, Dorset, England

First name(s)

George S V

Last name

Sherlock

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

1

Birth year

1880

Occupation

-

Birth place

Portland, Dorset, England

First name(s)

Elizabeth M

Last name

Allen

Relationship

Relative

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

18

Birth year

1863

Occupation

-

Birth place

Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, Wales

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 Sherlock family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes William Sherlock and 6 other people

Sherlock family summary

NAME
William Sherlock
BORN
1845
BIRTH COUNTY
Pembrokeshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Portland, Dorset, England
An original census record
An original census record

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