1861 Description of Enumeration District
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1861 census - 7 April

transcribed by Jayne Smith

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Class: RG9; Piece: 2535
Civil Parish: Staveley (Eckington)
Enumeration District : 12c
Name of Enumerator: Thomas FENTON
Original data: Census Returns of England and Wales, 1861. Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO), 1861. Data imaged from the National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU.

The 1861 Census for England was taken on the night of 7 April 1861. All responses were to reflect the individual's status as of 7 April 1861 for all individuals who had spent the night in the house. People who were traveling or living abroad were enumerated at the location where they spent the night on census night.

Information collected:

  • Name of street, avenue, road, etc.
  • House name or number
  • Whether property vacant or inhabited
  • Surname of head of household
  • Name of persons who had spent the night in the household
  • Relationship of enumerated person to head of house
  • Person’s marital status
  • Age at last birthday (gender indicated by column in which age is recorded)
  • Person’s occupation
  • Person’s place of birth
  • Whether blind, deaf, or idiot

Some of the above information was taken from "Chapter 6: Census Returns," Ancestral Trails: The Complete Guide to British Genealogy and Family History by Mark D. Herber (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1998) and Using Census Returns, Pocket Guides to Family History by David Annal (Richmond, Surrey: Public Record Office, 2002).

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