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William Stanley in Dorset in the 1881 Census

Details of William Stanley of High Street, Weymouth, Dorset, England

First name(s)

William

Last name

Stanley

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Widower

Gender

Male

Age

43

Birth year

1838

Occupation

Dealer

Birth town

Wareham

Birth county

Dorset

Birth place

England

Street

High Street

Town

Parish

Weymouth

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)

George

Last name

Stanley

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

18

Birth year

1863

Occupation

Dealer

Birth place

Wareham, Dorset, England

First name(s)

Sarah A

Last name

Hooper

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

28

Birth year

1853

Occupation

Hawker

Birth place

Exeter, Devon, England

First name(s)

Joseph

Last name

Garland

Relationship

Boarder

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

58

Birth year

1823

Occupation

Painter

Birth place

Weymouth, Dorset, England

First name(s)

Isaac

Last name

Stevens

Relationship

Boarder

Marital status

Widower

Gender

Male

Age

58

Birth year

1823

Occupation

Stone Mason

Birth place

Weymouth, Dorset, England

First name(s)

Antonio

Last name

Ruff

Relationship

Boarder

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

68

Birth year

1813

Occupation

Organ Grinder

Birth place

Italy

First name(s)

George

Last name

Randall

Relationship

Boarder

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

16

Birth year

1865

Occupation

-

Birth place

Weymouth, Dorset, England

First name(s)

George

Last name

Woodsford

Relationship

Lodger Head

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

60

Birth year

1821

Occupation

Laborer

Birth place

Bincombe, 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 Stanley family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes William Stanley and 7 other people

Stanley family summary

NAME
William Stanley
BORN
1838
BIRTH COUNTY
Dorset
ADDRESS IN 1881
Weymouth, Dorset, England
An original census record
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