Individual Record 1881 British Census

William DENT Head of Household
Birth Year 1845
Birthplace Grimsby, Lincoln, England
Age 36
Occupation Labourer
Marital Status Married
  Mary A. DENT Household
Birth Year 1852
Birthplace Grimsby, Lincoln, England
Age 29
Marital Status Married
Head of Household William DENT
Relation Wife

Name Relation

Marital Status



Birthplace Occupation
William DENT Head M Male 36 Grimsby, Lincoln, England Labourer
Mary A. DENT Wife M Female 29 Grimsby, Lincoln, England  
William DENT Son S Male 12 Grimsby, Lincoln, England Scholar
Geo. A. DENT Son S Male 10 Grimsby, Lincoln, England Scholar
Ambrose W. DENT Son S Male 2 Grimsby, Lincoln, England  
Ann E. DENT Daughter S Female 2 m Grimsby, Lincoln, England  
William HORTON Br In Law U Male 18 Grimsby, Lincoln, England Labourer
James HORTON Br In Law U Male 15 Grimsby, Lincoln, England Labourer
John W. MUMBY Lodger S Male 23 Grimsby, Lincoln, England Labourer

Source Information:
Dwelling Prospect Terrace
Census Place Great Grimsby, Lincoln, England
Family History Library Film 1341779
Public Records Office Reference RG11
Piece / Folio 3268 / 38
Page Number 25

I have found an entry in the 1901 census that gives the address as 104 Aunceley Street

Occupants are:

William Dent aged 52 Dockside Labourer

Marian Dent aged 42

Ambrose Dent aged 22 Dockside Labourer

Ann E. Dent aged 20

Violet Dent aged 12

Yet below:

William Dent married Elizabeth Ashby Saint Andrew's Grimsby 2nd October 1899

and had William Ashby, George Alfred Dent, Ambrose Walter Dent, Benjamin Dent,Roland Dent

2 Daughters Elizabeth and Constance

then re married Ethel Adcock who already had Flo and Rose,

then William and Jim Dent

5 sons William Ashby  George Alfred Dent married Elsie Ellen Mackley Saint Andrew's Grimsby 22nd October 1921

3 sons George William  Robert Charles Ralph Roland Daughter Constance M E Dent

 Ambrose Dent Benjamin Dent Roland Dent

2 Daughters Elizabeth Dent Constance Dent

Ethel Sarah Marian Allcock Goldstone died 1950 56 aged  Gt Yarmouth Dent  William (Bill) Dent Died 1948 aged 81 Two brothers: george dent Ambrose dent

William John Dent  James Frederick Dent

01472 350169 Constance M E Dent

01472 232939 Uncle Jim



Arthur DENT
253 Hainton Avenue
Capt., Lincolns

George Henry DENT
130 Tiverton Street
A Coy., Sherwood Rangers Cyc. Regt., H.270408 Pte.

Hugh Arthur DENT
253 Hainton Avenue
281892 Tpr., 20th Hussars Calvy.

James Jacob DENT
59 Wellington Street
3rd R'yl Dublin Fus., 23036 Pte.

Robert Cecil DENT
156 Durban Road
M/305635 Pte., 635 M.T. Coy., A.S.C.

Thomas Reginald DENT
11 Rendel Street
A/230 Bde. R.F.A., 800090 (Bdr.)

Lincolnshire 1841 Pigot's Directory
Index of names.
For the book available on CD see

DENT James,069
DENT Jervis,020
DENT Jonathan,023
DENT Joseph,023
DENT Thomas,039




Hello again Malcolm - I have just been looking at the 1881 Census and found William Dent who is married to Mary A Dent (the ages are slightly different to yours - William at that time was 36 and Mary was 29).  They have children - William aged 12 born in Grimsby, George A aged 10 born in Grimsby, Ambrose W. aged 2 born in Grimsby and Ann E aged 2 months born in Grimsby.  They also had two brother in laws living with them - William Horton aged 18 and James Horton aged 15 - both labourers.  Also living with them was a boarder - John W Mumby a labourer aged 23.  Could the William Dent aged 12 on this Census be the William Dent who married Elizabeth Ashby in 1899 - he would be then aged 30 years.  It seems possible because the children's names are similar to the names given to William and Mary A.'s children and often names are continued down through the generations.  This is just a thought and would need checking out by looking at the second William's marriage certificate where it would tell you the name of his father, or by looking in the parish registers for the time.  I frequently go to the Lincoln Archives and could look it up for you if they have the parish records for St. Andrew's Church in Grimsby - though it won't be for about three weeks as I will be away in Holland on holiday.  See what you think about these records - it might be worth checking.  I will send off my records tomorrow for you.  Sue Green