1851 Census Summary

The 1851 Census of England, Wales, Scotland, Channel Islands and Isle of Man was taken on the night of 30th March. It was the second census conducted by the General Register Office to record the names of everyone in a household or institution. Information available in this collection includes place and name, age, gender, relation to head of family, whether or not married, occupation and birthplace of each individual who spent the night in individual households.
The Census forms were distributed to all households a couple of days before census night and the completed forms were collected the following day. All forms were meant to accurately reflect each individual’s status as of 30th March 1851 and the household they spent the night in. People who were travelling or living abroad were recorded at the location where they spent the night. All of the details from the individual forms were later sorted and copied into The Census books, which are the original records you can view images of today.

Inhabited Properties: 71
Empty Properties: 5
Population: 330

Total 10 & Under 11-20 21-30 31-40 41-50 51 – 60 61-70 Over 70
Males 165 44 32 28 21 9 14 8 9
Females 165 50 33 24 19 12 11 8 8

Occupations


Agricultural Labourer 29
Annuitant 3
Broom maker 2
Carpenter 3
Charwoman 1
Cordwainer 3
Dressmaker 1
Farm Servant 5
Farmer 35
Farmer and Innkeeper 2
Farmer and Slater 1
Farmer’s Wife 26
Farmer’s Son 14
Farmer’s Daughter 11
General Servant 3
Governess 1
Groom 1
House Servant 12
Housekeeper 6
Housekeeper and Inn Servant 1
Landed Proprietor 1
Landady and Farmer’s Wife 1
Parochial Curate and Incumbent 1
Pauper 7
Pedlar 1
Scholar 47
Schoolmaster or Mistress 2
Seamstress 1
Shoemaker 1
Shoemaker and Grocer 1
Stonemason 3
Warehouseman 1
Washerwoman 1

Where Born


Place County No.
Abberford Yorks 1
Aldfield Yorks 2
Auckland Durham 1
Barton Yorks 1
Bishop Thornton Yorks 1
Bradford Yorks 3
Burton Leonard Yorks 1
Carlesmoor Yorks 17
Carperby Yorks 1
Carthorpe Yorks 1
Clitheroe Lancs 1
Copt Hewick Yorks 1
Conistone Yorks 1
Coverdale Yorks 1
Dallowgill (inc Belford, Greygarth, Lamb Close, Ray Carr, Skellgill and Swetton) Yorks 173
Darley Yorks 9
Dishforth Yorks 2
Eavestone Yorks 3
Ellingstring Yorks 2
Fearby Yorks 1
Fellbeck Yorks 2
Fountains Earth Yorks 1
Galphay Yorks 4
Grantley Yorks 6
Grewelthorpe Yorks 3
Hartwith Yorks 2
Hornby Yorks 1
Horsehouse Yorks 1
Ilton Yorks 1
Kettlewell Yorks 1
Kirkby Yorks 1
Kirkby Malzeard Yorks 30
Laverton(including Lungley) Yorks 3
Leeds Yorks 3
Lofthouse Yorks 1
London Middlesex 1
Masham Yorks 6
Melmerby Yorks 3
Middlesmoor Yorks 1
Nidderdale Yorks 8
Pateley Bridge Yorks 6
Plymouth Devon 1
Ramsgill Yorks 1
Risplith Yorks 2
Saxton Yorks 2
Sawley Yorks 2
Skelding Yorks 6
Smelthouse Yorks 1
Sunderland Durham 1
Thornthwaite Yorks 1
Wensleydale Yorks 1
Willowby Yorks 1
Winksley Yorks 2
Yockenthwaite Yorks 1
York Yorks 1

Thanks to Howard for this summary.