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Dorchester - St Peters

1841 Cenus - Dorset County Gaol & House of Correction

Transcribed by Jenefer Dando 2005; Amended by Barry Lanning 2007; Updated Michael Russell January 2010


NOTE:- The 1841 Census was taken on Sunday 6/7 June 1841, for every person in each house that night, but also included night workers who would return to the house in the morning. The returns were compiled in parishes, and the families are shown in the order in which their houses were visited by the enumerators. The Registration Districts were the same as for the General Register. Each was sub-divided into Enumeration Districts of not less than 25, and not more than 200, inhabited houses. The forms were distributed to householders and collected and checked by the enumerators. At Hotels, hospitals, ships and other institutions, the forms were filled in by the official in charge. The enumerators were volunteer schoolmasters, clergymen, businessmen and other persons of some education. The Returns were then copied in pencil, into printed books of blank forms. These are the enumerator Schedules, micorpfilms of which are now widely available. Each one is prefaced with a description of the boundaries of the enumerators district.

The forms show the street in which each house stood, and sometimes the number of the house or its name. Each household also has an enumeration number which should not be mistaken for its street number. The questions asked on the forms are:-

Names of persons : 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.



page Given Name Surname Age Gender Trade Born in County Birth Country
Page 1 Robert Williams Andrews 65 Male Gaoler Dorset England
Frances Andrews 55 Female No England
George James Andrews 25 Male Solicitor Dorset England
Rachael Virtue Barnes 20 Female Female Servant Dorset England
Jane Brown 25 Female Female Servant Dorset England
George Phillips 20 Male Male Servant Dorset England
Edith Wyatt 50 Female Matron Dorset England
Henry Hellier 55 Male Turnkey Dorset England
William Lovering 35 Male Turnkey No England
George Bowring 25 Male Turnkey Dorset England
Samuel Kendall 40 Male Turnkey Dorset England
Henry Kellaway 30 Male Turnkey No England
James Dawe 60 Male Turnkey No England
James Fudge 45 Male Turnkey Dorset England
James Lester 30 Male Turnkey Dorset England
William Curtis Reynold 40 Male Turnkey Dorset England
George Burgess 30 Male Prisoner Watchmaker No England
George Abbott 60 Male Prisoner  Ag Lab Dorset England
Philip Staples 30 Male Prisoner  Innkeeper No England
John Roper 60 Male Prisoner  Carpenter Dorset England
Mary Ann Samways 12 Female Prisoner  Servant Dorset England
Elizabeth Osborne 15 Female Prisoner  Servant No England
Mary Small 55 Female Prisoner  Independant Dorset England
Jane Goodden 40 Female Prisoner  Gatekeeper Dorset England
Martha Bolt 25 Female Prisoner  Hawker No England
Page 2  Mary Green 45 Female Prisoner  Higler? Dorset England
Hester Read 45 Female Prisoner  Weaver No England
Mary Read 25 Female Prisoner  Twine spinner Dorset England
Sarah Cornish 35 Female Prisoner  Thread Winder No England
Matilda Read 25 Female Prisoner  Weaver Dorset England
Mary Hurdle 20 Female Prisoner  Female servant Dorset England
Louisa Galton 15 Female Prisoner  Female servant Dorset England
Ann Crocker 25 Female Prisoner  Female servant Dorset England
Eliza Slade 15 Female Prisoner  Female servant Dorset England
Ann Clements 14 Female Prisoner  Female servant Dorset England
Ann Vivian 15 Female Prisoner  Female servant No England
Caroline James 15 Female Prisoner  Lace worker No England
Elizabeth Harvey 25 Female Prisoner  Hawker No England
Maria Dawson 20 Female Prisoner  Seamstress No England
Mary Ann Guppy 20 Female Prisoner  Twine spinner Dorset England
Frederick Ebberly 20 Male Prisoner  Shoemaker Dorset England
Harvey Rose 15 Male Prisoner  Ag Lab Dorset England
Henry Robinson 15 Male Prisoner   Dorset England
John Gillingham 15 Male Prisoner  Ag Lab Dorset England
William Chard 35 Male Prisoner  Sawyer Dorset England
George Tapper 15 Male Prisoner  Ag Lab Dorset England
James Ball 15 Male Prisoner  Ag Lab Dorset England
William Matthews 20 Male Prisoner  Baker No England
William Oliver 15 Male Prisoner  Baker No England
James MacBeth 15 Male Prisoner  Chemist No England
Page 3 William Whatley 15 Male Prisoner  Ag Lab Dorset England
Robert Coward 20 Male Prisoner  Ag Lab Dorset England
James Eames 15 Male Prisoner  Baker Dorset England
Richard Brice 15 Male Prisoner  Ag Lab Dorset England
William Coppinger 20 Male Prisoner  Dyer No England
Reuben White 15 Male Prisoner  Ag Lab No England
Robert Hiscock 35 Male Prisoner  Ag Lab Dorset England
Martin Gough 35 Male Prisoner  Ag Lab Dorset England
Charles Frampton 20 Male Prisoner  Ag Lab Dorset England
Joseph Kerley 65 Male Prisoner  Blacksmith Dorset England
William Adams 30 Male Prisoner  Ag Lab Dorset England
Jonah Fowler 35 Male Prisoner  Seaman No England
Robert Hodder 25 Male Prisoner  Ag Lab No England
Christopher Street 25 Male Prisoner  Ag Lab Dorset England
Charles Parker 25 Male Prisoner  Ag Lab Dorset England
William Lambert 50 Male Prisoner  Male Servant No England
Frederick Wilson 20 Male Prisoner  Seaman No Foreign Parts
William Baker 25 Male Prisoner  Ag Lab No England
James Swyer 20 Male Prisoner  Ag Lab Dorset England
John Valance 35 Male Prisoner  Ag Lab Dorset England
Job Trevellyan 45 Male Prisoner  Tallow Chandler Dorset England
Richard Wilmot 60 Male Prisoner  Ag Lab Dorset England
William Shears 20 Male Prisoner  Ag Lab Dorset England
Paul Marks 45 Male Prisoner  Rope worker No England
John Gillard 20 Male Prisoner  Ag Lab Dorset England
Page 4  Joseph Cobb 25 Male Prisoner  Ag Lab Dorset England
William Orchard 15 Male Prisoner  Basket maker No England
Robert Symond 50 Male Prisoner  Ag Lab Dorset England
Harry Brine 25 Male Prisoner  Ag Lab Dorset England
Benjamin Marsh 25 Male Prisoner  Ag Lab Dorset England
James Gray 35 Male Prisoner  Ag Lab Dorset England
Thomas Quail 30 Male Prisoner  Ag Lab No England
Jacob Knell 25 Male Prisoner  Brickmaker Dorset England
William Honeybun 25 Male Prisoner  Seaman Dorset England
George Davis 20 Male Prisoner  Clockmaker No England
William Johnson 20 Male Prisoner  Soldier No England
Thomas Storey 40 Male Prisoner  Ag Lab Dorset England
Henry Bushrod 20 Male Prisoner  Mason Dorset England
Thomas Hott 20 Male Prisoner  Blacksmith Dorset England
John Fry 25 Male Prisoner  Ag Lab Dorset England
James Coward 70 Male Prisoner  Ag Lab Dorset England
James Lambert 25 Male Prisoner  Ag Lab Dorset England
Thomas Meech 30 Male Prisoner  Ag Lab Dorset England
George Stickland 25 Male Prisoner  Ag Lab Dorset England
James Dove 60 Male Prisoner  Ag Lab Dorset England
Robert Stiles 40 Male Prisoner  Shoemaker Dorset England
Thomas Mills 13 Male Prisoner  Gypsy No England
William Argell 15 Male Prisoner  Ag Lab Dorset England
John Russell 15 Male Prisoner  Ag Lab Dorset England
Robert Byatt 40 Male Prisoner  Fisherman Dorset England
page 5  George Byatt 25 Male Prisoner  Fisherman Dorset England
George Pearce 60 Male Prisoner  Ag Lab Dorset England
John Hounsell 35 Male Prisoner  Sawyer Dorset England
Edmund Hounsell 40 Male Prisoner  Ag Lab Dorset England
George Biles 35 Male Prisoner  Ag Lab Dorset England
Francis Hooper 15 Male Prisoner  Ag Lab Dorset England
John Murray 35 Male Prisoner  Cooper Dorset England
Jean Le Cerf 25 Male Prisoner  Mariner No Foreign Parts
Francois Touissaint 15 Male Prisoner  Mariner No Foreign Parts
Auguste Pecot 25 Male Prisoner  Mariner No Foreign Parts
Thomas Fooks 15 Male Prisoner  Thatcher Dorset England
Joseph (junior) Fooks 18 Male Prisoner  Ag Lab Dorset England
William Fooks 20 Male Prisoner  Ag Lab Dorset England
Joseph (senior) Fooks 35 Male Prisoner  Thatcher Dorset England
Robert Fooks 25 Male Prisoner  Fisherman Dorset England
John Briggs 45 Male Prisoner  Ag Lab Dorset England
John Rolls 25 Male Prisoner  Ag Lab Dorset England
Edwin Cox (alias) Silcox 30 Male Prisoner  Ag Lab Dorset England
Samuel Watkins 25 Male Prisoner  Ag Lab No England
Joseph Lovell 35 Male Prisoner  Ag Lab Dorset England
James Mills 20 Male Prisoner  Ag Lab No England
George Brine 25 Male Prisoner  Ag Lab Dorset England
Asher Butt 30 Male Prisoner  Ag Lab Dorset England
John White 25 Male Prisoner  Glassblower No England
Not Known 20 Male Prisoner  Butcher No England
Nathaniel Flower 50 Male Prisoner  Ag Lab No England
Roger Pole 50 Male Prisoner  Ag Lab No England
John Rigler 30 Male Prisoner  Ag Lab Dorset England
William Cox 20 Male Prisoner  Baker Dorset England
Henry Toms 15 Male Prisoner  Ag Lab Dorset England
Hugh Little 25 Male Prisoner  Ag Lab No England
James Williams 30 Male Prisoner  Fisherman Dorset England
John Read 25 Male Prisoner  Ag Lab Dorset England
William Elliott 50 Male Prisoner  Master Mariner Dorset England
Jeremiah Butt 35 Male Prisoner  Ag Lab No England
William Lawrence 45 Male Prisoner  Ag Lab Dorset England
George Willis 30 Male Prisoner  Sawyer No England
Harry Bowden 30 Male Prisoner  Carpenter No England
Joseph Salisbury 30 Male Prisoner  Shoemaker Dorset England
Patrick Nugent 20 Male Prisoner  Soldier No England
George Rowsell 20 Male Prisoner  Soldier No England
John Maine 20 Male Prisoner  Ag Lab Dorset England
William Parsons 25 Male Prisoner  Ag Lab Dorset England
Thomas Bartlett 50 Male Prisoner  Ag Lab Dorset England
Henry Short 20 Male Prisoner  Blacksmith Dorset England
John Coombs 30 Male Prisoner  Trunk maker Dorset England
John Read 25 Male Prisoner  Sailcloth maker No England
George Hunt 25 Male Prisoner  Ag Lab Dorset England
Thomas Marsh 50 Male Prisoner  Canvas weaver Dorset England
William Foot 25 Male Prisoner  Ag Lab Dorset England
William Coward 25 Male Prisoner  Ag Lab Dorset England
William Jones 30 Male Prisoner  Book binder No England
Nehemiah Gray 45 Male Prisoner  Drover No England
Henry Thomas Walbridge 25 Male Prisoner  Ag Lab Dorset England
Elias Ryall 20 Male Prisoner  Ag Lab Dorset England
James (junior) Turner 15 Male Prisoner  Butcher Dorset England
James (senior) Turner 35 Male Prisoner  Butcher Dorset England
Benjamin Bryant 25 Male Prisoner  Ag Lab Dorset England
William Grady 60 Male Prisoner  Carrier Dorset England
William House 35 Male Prisoner  Carpenter No England
Name Unknown Unknown 25 Male Prisoner  Ag Lab No England
Joseph Mills 30 Male Prisoner  Gypsy No England
Stephen Cull 15 Male Prisoner  Ag Lab Dorset England
William Lake 12 Male Prisoner  Ag Lab Dorset England
Ann Dawson 10 Months Female   No England
Ann Read 2 years Female   Dorset England
Elizabeth Read 7 Months Female   Dorset England

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