|Written by John and Jan Meads|
In 1901, for the first time, Burton Latimer was divided into two parts for the census. There had been substantial growth in the ten years since the previous census and the authorities must have realised that the task would have been too much for one person to deal with effectively. As in 1891, one of the enumerators was James B. Nutt, clerk to the Parish Council, rent, rates and tax collector who lived at
As in previous transcriptions, we have added a first column reference number. This is our indexing, not part of the official census. However, by using it for the demarcation 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 vast majority of entries under ‘Relationship to Head of Household’, ‘Marital Status’ and ‘Occupation’ are listed as in the original return.
A new element of the 1901 census is the information regarding employment status. In effect, the census shows whether a person was an employer or employee, working ‘on own account’ or for someone else, and if they were working at home. For example, by this means it is possible to see how many shoe workers were working at home in their own workshops or how many shopkeepers there were.
Under ‘Place of Birth’, the original return combined the town or village with the county, but we have separated them and used the Chapman County Code to identify counties.
Description of Enumeration District
Boundary of Enumeration District Part 1.
Bound a ‘Part of’ the South by the Middle of Station Road on the West by Middle of Kettering & Higham Ferrers Main Road from the corner of Station Road to the Parish Boundary and on the North East & other part of South by the Parish Boundary.
Contents of Enumeration District: Every house on North Side of Station Road commencing at Station House & Including Mr. Ambler’s New House [Netherfield, Polwell Lane], Kettering Road, Bakehouse Lane, Cranford Road, including Mill House & Cottages; Four Lodges on the Wold, Round House & Cottages, Church Road, Meeting Lane, East Side of High St., Croxen’s Yard, and Finedon Road, and three Lodges on the Finedon Road.
Boundary of Enumeration District - Part 2.
Bounded on the North by Middle of
Contents of Enumeration District: Every House on the South side of the Station Road the West side of Kettering Road and West side of High Street, the whole of Duke Street, Alexandra Street, Finedon Street, Reesby’s Estate [Newman Street, Roseberry Street & Spencer Street] , Finedon Station Road and one Lodge and Mill House.
Our column headings: