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Fordington

1841 Census of Dorchester Union Workhouse
(in the parish of Fordington) - HO/107/284

Originally transcribed by Sharon Churchill - updated from a clearer image Nov 2009

NOTE:- The 1841 Census was taken on Sunday 6/7 June 1841, for every person in the Union Workhouse that night, but also included night workers who would return to the house in the morning. They are listed by the parish from which the individual originated.

Names of persons in the house: Only the surname and first Christian name are given

Their age and sex: Exact ages in years are given for children up to the age of 14 inclusive. For persons 15 and older, ages are given in five-year groups indicated by the youngest year of the group; that is ages 15 to 19 inclusive are shown as 15, from 20 to 24 as 20 and so on. people however did not always state their ages correctly and a few enumerators entered exact ages throughout.

Profession, Trade, Employment or of Independant Means: Often abbreviated for example Ag.Lab for agricultural labourer; F.S for female servant; F.W.K. for framework knitter; Ind of independant means; J for Journeyman; M.S. for male servant; N.K. for Not Known

Whether born in the same County: This question is only answered by 'Yes' or 'No' abbreviated to 'Y' or 'N' depending on whether or not the person was born in the county in which he was residing on census night.

Whether born in the Scotland, Ireland or Foreign Parts: This is answered by 'S' for Scotland, 'I' for Ireland or 'F' for Foreign Parts. Where the answer to the previous question about whether the person was born is the County [i.e. in this case Dorset] has been answered 'Yes' , I have entered 'England' in the Final Column.


NAME (also which parish from); AGE; OCCUPATION; BORN IN COUNTY

BISHOP Thomas; 25; Acting Master; Yes; F29/P1

KNOTT Mary; 30; Matron; No; F29/P1

KNOTT Charles; 11mos; Yes; F29/P1

SPENCER John; 60; Porter; Yes; F29/P1

PARISH OF ALL SAINTS; F29/P1

MASTERS William; 70; Blacksmith; F29/P1

PITFIELD William; 70; Yes; F29/P1

STYLES George; 80; Ag. Lab.; Yes; F29/P1

BAKER James; 15; Yes; F29/P1

PARISH OF HOLY TRINITY; F29/P1

TREVIS William; 70; Ag. Lab.; Yes; F29/P1

BAINE John; 60; Lab.; Yes; F29/P1

CLARKE Jane; 35; Yes; F29/P1

MILLER Margaret; 35; Yes; F29/P1

MILLER William; 10; F29/P1

MILLER Thos; 6; F29/P1

PITMAN Robert; 64; J. Bricklayer; Yes; F29/P1

KNIGHTON Charles; 25; Carpenter; Yes; F29/P1

CHURCHILL Sarah female; 25; Yes; F29/P1

PARISH OF ST.PETERS; F29/P1

CLARKE William; 60; Shoemaker; Yes; F29/P1

VOSS Samuel; 50; Yes; F29/P1

HORNE Jane; 58; Yes; F29/P2

CHURCHILL Harriet; 28; Yes; F29/P2

CHURCHILL Charles; 10; Yes; F29/P2

CHURCHILL Mary Ann; 4; Yes; F29/P2

TOOGOOD Isaac; 64; Lab.; No; F29/P2

TOOGOOD Mary; 57; No; F29/P2

TOOGOOD John; 13; No; F29/P2

PORTER James; 71; Yes; F29/P2

LESTER Richard; 68; Mason; Yes; F29/P2

GREEN Charity; 50; Yes; F29/P2

ATHELHAMPTON

MEECH Thomas; 11; Yes; F29/P2

MEECH Adelaide; 8; Yes; F29/P2

BRADFORD PEVERELL; F29/P2

TREVETT Amelia; 30; Yes; F29/P2

TREVETT Hannah; 7; Yes; F29/P2

TREVETT Elizabeth; 2; Yes; F29/P2

SWATRIDGE Matthew; 70; Ag. Lab; Yes; F29/P2

MILLER Elizabeth; 20; Yes; F29/P2

BURLESTON; F29/P2

CROSS Emma; 9; Yes; F30/P3

CROSS James; 6; Yes; F30/P3

CHARMINSTER; F30/P3

WHITE Catherine; 35; Yes; F30/P3

CHILFROME

DUNFORD Job; 35; Ag. Lab.; Yes; F30/P3

DUNFORD Maria; 31; Yes; F30/P3

DUNFORD Charles; 11; Yes; F30/P3

DUNFORD John; 9; Yes; F30/P3

DUNFORD Caroline; 7; Yes; F30/P3

DUNFORD Amelia; 5; Yes; F30/P3

DUNFORD Teresa; 3; Yes; F30/P3

COMPTON ABBAS; F30/P3

RUSSELL John; 25; Ag Lab; Yes; F30/P3

COMPTON VALLANCE; F30/P3

MEECH James; 65; Ag.Lab; Yes; F30/P3

FORDINGTON

NORRIS Jane; 45; Ag; F30/P4

KING Elizabeth; 50; Yes; F30/P4

GARRETT Caroline; 13; Yes; F30/P4

GARRETT Joseph; 11; Yes; F30/P4

GARRETT Emma; 9; Yes; F30/P4

NORRIS Kezia; 5; Yes; F30/P4

NORRIS William; 75; Ag.Lab.; Yes; F30/P4

ADAMS George; 14; Lab.; No; F30/P4

PAUL Jane; 40; Yes; F30/P4

FRENCH James; 25; Baker; Yes; F30/P4

HINE James; 36; Harness Maker; Yes; F30/P4

WEST KNIGHTON; F30/P4

ROPER Bethia; 85; Yes; F30/P4

CROSS Richard; 70; Ag.Lab.; Yes; F30/P4

MAIDEN NEWTON

PAULLEY Henry; 65; Cooper; Yes; F30/P4

CORBEN Jane; 25; Yes; F30/P4

CORBEN Isaac; 7; Yes; F30/P4

SOPER Mary; 30; Yes; F30/P4

SOPER Samuel; 7; Yes; F30/P4

SOPER John; 5; Yes; F30/P4

SOPER Charles; 3; Yes; F31/P5

SOPER George; 1; Yes; F31/P5

PIDDLETOWN

CURTIS Mary; 65; Yes; F31/P5

THOMAS William; 65; Lab.; Yes; F31/P5

WELLSPRING Martha; 55; Yes; F31/P5

WEST STAFFORD

PORTER Maria; 10; Yes; F31/P5

STRATTON

WILLIS Charles; 60; Ag.Lab; Yes; F31/P5

STINSFORD

ROBERTS Richard; 55; Shoemaker; Yes; F31/P5

ROBERTS George; ?; F31/P5

ROBERTS Charles; 10; Yes; F31/P5

TINCLETON

ROBERTS John; 35; Ag.Lab.; Yes; F31/P5

RIGGS Maria; 45; Nurse; No; F31/P5

RIGGS Thomas; 13; Yes; F31/P5

RIGGS John; 10; Yes; F31/P6

RIGGS Ann; 7; Yes; F31/P6

TOLLER PORCORUM

HEALEY James; 12; Yes; F31/P6

GREEN Edward; 7; Yes; F31/P6

SOPER Elizabeth; 13; Yes; F31/P6

SOPER Edith; 9; Yes; F31/P6

WINTERBORNE ABBAS

PITTS Benjamin; 60; Butcher; No; F31/P6

WINFORD EAGLE

CHURCHILL Rose; 30; Yes; F31/P6

CHURCHILL Thomas; 7; Yes; F31/P6

CHURCHILL John; 7; Yes; F31/P6

WOODSFORD

PALMER Richard; 14; Yes; F31/P6

TOLLER PORCORUM

FOX Robert; 25; Ag.Lab; Yes; F32/P7

FOX Caroline; 25; Yes; F32/P7

FOX Fanny; 4; Yes; F32/P7

FOX Caroline; 3; Yes; F32/P7

FOX Amelia; 1; Yes; F32/P7

TOTAL   MALES 55, FEMALES 41

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