Census transcript for Edwin Chapple (1825-1894) & family

1851: Lyme Street, Axminster, Devon. Lucretia Chapple (head, widow) age 60, born Muckleford Dorset occ Grocer. Sarah Chapple (dtr) age 45, born Axminster Devon occ Assistant in shop. Thomas Chapple (son) age 34, born Axminster Devon occ Butter factor in shop. Edwin Chapple (son) age 30, born Axminster Devon occ Clerk at bank. Charlotte Chapple (dtr) age 20, born Axminster Devon occ Domestic. Elizabeth Somers (servant) age 19, born Membury Devon occ Servant. NA ref HO107/1862/210-211 pages 25-26

1861: Lyme Street, Axminster, Devon. Lucretia Chapple (head, widow) age 73, born Toller Dorset occ Grocer. Sarah Chapple (dtr) age 45, born Axminster Devon. Thomas Chapple (son) age 43, born Axminster Devon occ Factor. Edwin Chapple (son) age 31, born Axminster Devon occ House servant. NA ref RG9/1371/7-8 pages 8-9 sch 40

1871: Trinity Square, Axminster, Devon. Edwin Chapple (head) age 40, born Axminster Devon occ Bank Manager. Sarah Chapple (wife) age 32, born Bridport Dorset occ Landowner. William E. P. Chapple (son) age 7, born Axminster Devon. Charlotte E. Chapple (dtr) age 5, born Axminster Devon. Julia E. Chapple (dtr) age 2, born Axminster Devon. NA ref  RG10/2033/31 page 54 sch 268

1881: "The Shrubbery" Western Road, Axminster. Edwin Chapple (head) age 52, born Axminster Devon occ Bank Manager. S. A. Chapple (wife) age 42, born Axminster Devon. W. E. P. Chapple (son) age 16, born Axminster Devon. C. E. Chapple (dtr) age 13, born Axminster Devon. E. Chapple (dtr) age 12, born Axminster Devon. Sarah Apsey (servant) age 18, born Chardstock Dorset occ Servant. Susan Sibley (servant) age 18, born Milverton Somerset occ Servant. NA ref RG11/2127/11 page 16 sch 89

1891: "The Shrubbery" Western Road, Axminster. Edwin Chapple (head) age 58, born Axminster Devon occ Bank Manager. Sarah Ann Chapple (wife) age 50, born Symondsbury Dorset. Charlotte Edwina Chapple (dtr) age 22, born Axminster Devon. Julia Elizabeth Chapple (dtr) age 21, born Axminster Devon. P. Raffle (servant) age 22, born Milverton Somerset occ Cook (domestic). Ellen Davis (Servant) age 20, born Symondsbury Dorset occ housemaid.NA ref RG12/1667/14 pages 19-20

1901: Western Road, Axminster, Devon. William E. P. Chapple (head) age 37, born Axminster Devon occ Solicitor. Charlotte E. Chapple (sister) age 35, born Axminster Devon occ Living on own means. Julia E. Chapple (sister) age 32, born Axminster Devon occ Living on own means. Laura A. Farmer (servant) age 25, born Axminster Devon occ Housemaid. Mary Pomeroy (servant), age 35, born Alfington near Ottery Devon occ Cook. NA ref RG13/2017/5 page 2

1911: “The Shrubbery”, Western Road, Axminster, Devon. William Edwin Pitfield Chapple (head, single) born The Village of Axminster [sic] occ Lawyer. Charlotte Edwina Chapple (sister, single) born The Village of Axminster. Julia Elizabeth Chapple (sister, single) born The Village of Axminster. Cassie Palmer (servant) age 21, born Salisbury Wiltshire. Phyllis Smith (servant) age 17, born Colyton Devon. NA ref RG14 PN12508 RD268 SD2 ED8 Sch223


William entered his and his sisters' ages as "10 years older than last time". He also declared the house had "6 rooms and 3 water closets". Clearly William did not take the census as seriously as the authorities expected.