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Charles Robert Darwin in Kent in the 1881 Census

Details of Charles Robert Darwin of Downe House Cudham Road, Downe Aka Down, Kent, England

First name(s)

Charles Robert

Last name

Darwin

Relationship

Head

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

72

Birth year

1809

Occupation

M.A.,L.L.D. (Cambs) F.R.S. J.P.

Birth town

Shrewsbury

Birth county

Shropshire

Birth place

England

Street

Downe House Cudham Road

Town

Parish

Downe Aka Down

County

Kent

Country

England

Registration district

Bromley

Other household members

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Gender

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

First name(s)

Emma

Last name

Darwin

Relationship

Wife

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

72

Birth year

1809

Occupation

-

Birth place

Maer, Staffordshire, England

First name(s)

Elizabeth

Last name

Darwin

Relationship

Daughter

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

33

Birth year

1848

Occupation

-

Birth place

Downe, Kent, England

First name(s)

William E

Last name

Darwin

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

41

Birth year

1840

Occupation

Banker B.A. (Cantab)

Birth place

St Pancras, Middlesex, England

First name(s)

Sara

Last name

Darwin

Relationship

Daughter In Law

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

41

Birth year

1840

Occupation

-

Birth place

United States

First name(s)

George H

Last name

Darwin

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

35

Birth year

1846

Occupation

Barrister M A (Cant) F R S

Birth place

Downe, Kent, England

First name(s)

Francis

Last name

Darwin

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Widower

Gender

Male

Age

32

Birth year

1849

Occupation

M.A. M.B. (Cant)

Birth place

Downe, Kent, England

First name(s)

Bernard R M

Last name

Darwin

Relationship

Grand Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

4

Birth year

1877

Occupation

-

Birth place

Downe, Kent, England

First name(s)

Herman

Last name

Franke

Relationship

Visitor

Marital status

Married

Gender

Male

Age

33

Birth year

1848

Occupation

Music Director & Violinist

Birth place

Germany

First name(s)

Rose C

Last name

Franke

Relationship

Niece

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

34

Birth year

1847

Occupation

-

Birth place

Staffordshire, England

First name(s)

Charles Wood

Last name

Fox

Relationship

Cousin

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

33

Birth year

1848

Occupation

Barrister

Birth place

Hampstead, Middlesex, England

First name(s)

James

Last name

Johnson

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

23

Birth year

1858

Occupation

Footman Domestic Serv

Birth place

Marylebone, Middlesex, England

First name(s)

Frederic

Last name

Hill

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

20

Birth year

1861

Occupation

Groom Domestic Serv

Birth place

Bromley, Kent, England

First name(s)

Margaret

Last name

Evans

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

49

Birth year

1832

Occupation

Cook Domestic Serv

Birth place

Shropshire, England

First name(s)

Augusta

Last name

Dickson

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Married

Gender

Female

Age

44

Birth year

1837

Occupation

Ladies Maid Domestic Serv

Birth place

Germany

First name(s)

Elizabeth

Last name

Bradford

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

26

Birth year

1855

Occupation

House Maid Domestic Serv

Birth place

Cambridgeshire, England

First name(s)

Harriet

Last name

Irvine

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

23

Birth year

1858

Occupation

House Maid Domestic Serv

Birth place

Offham, Kent, England

First name(s)

Mary

Last name

Wilkins

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

19

Birth year

1862

Occupation

Kitchenmaid Domestic Serv

Birth place

Kent, England

First name(s)

Pauline

Last name

Badel

Relationship

Servant

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

29

Birth year

1852

Occupation

Nurse Domestic Serv

Birth place

Switzerland

First name(s)

Harriet

Last name

Wells

Relationship

Visitor

Marital status

Single

Gender

Female

Age

24

Birth year

1857

Occupation

Ladies Maid (Dom)

Birth place

Portswood, Hampshire, England

First name(s)

Leonard

Last name

Darwin

Relationship

Son

Marital status

Single

Gender

Male

Age

31

Birth year

1850

Occupation

Royal Engineers Lieutenant

Birth place

Downe, Kent, 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 Darwin family
in this 1881 Census record

Includes Charles Robert Darwin and 20 other people

Darwin family summary

NAME
Charles Robert Darwin
BORN
1809
BIRTH COUNTY
Shropshire
ADDRESS IN 1881
Downe Aka Down, Kent, England
An original census record
An original census record

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