|Written by John and Jan Meads|
In theory, the census names everyone who spent the night of Sunday 6th June in the parish. The result shows a population of 965; there were 201 inhabited houses, 13 uninhabited and one house being built.
Except for children under 15, ages were rounded up to the nearest 5 years; however, as will be seen, this rule was not always followed. Each person was asked to declare whether they were born in the same county, hence the ‘Y’ or ‘N’; if they were born “In Scotland, Ireland or Foreign Parts”, the initial of that country was recorded, e.g. ‘S’ for
In our transcription, bold lines indicate separate households. We have also added a first column reference number. This is our indexing, not part of the official census. However, by using it for the demarkation of each house or household, it allows the names to be re-sorted into alphabetical order for easy location and to remain cross-referenced to the household in the original census list.
The occupations etc. are listed as in the original return. The enumerator’s abbreviations and their meanings are as follows:
Ag Lab = Agricultural labourer
Ap = Apprentice
F.S. = Female servant
J. = Journeyman
M.S. = Male servant (usually a farm servant)
Shoe m. = Shoe maker
N.K. = not known.
The symbols < > indicate that the words have been deleted in the original.