1861 Census Summary

The 1861 Census of England, Wales, Scotland, Channel Islands and Isle of Man was taken on the night of 7/8 April. The completed collection contains detailed information on each individual who spent the night in individual households including name, relationship to the head of the family, marital status, age at last birthday, gender, occupation, and birthplace. Additional information about the dwelling and property was also collected.
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 7/8 April 1861 & 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: 51
Empty Properties: 2
Population: 284

Total 10 & Under 11-20 21-30 31-40 41-50 51 – 60 61-70 Over 70
Males 141 45 19 17 19 19 8 7 7
Females 143 47 27 13 19 12 13 7 5

Occupations


Agricultural Labourer 32
Annuitant 1
Broom maker 4
Carpenter 2
Carter 2
Cordwainer 2
Dairymaid 1
Farmer and Agricultural Labourer 1
Farmer and Cordwainer 1
Farmer and Freeholder 35
Farmer and Grocer 1
Farmer and Innkeeper 2
Farmer’s Daughter 3
Farmer’s Son 13
Farmer’s Wife 7
Former Farmer’s Wife 1
Gamewatcher 1
General Servant 5
Governess 1
Grocer 1
Groom 1
House Servant 12
Housekeeper 6
Housekeeper and Inn Servant 1
Labourer’s Wife 1
Landady and Farmer’s Wife 1
Pauper 7
Pedlar 1
Perpetual Curate and Incumbent 1
Retired Farmer 1
Sapper’s Wife 1
Scholar 45
Schoolmaster 1
Seamstress 1
Shoemaker 1

Where Born


Place County No.
Ainderby Yorks 1
Arnagill Yorks 1
Barton Yorks 1
Beverley Yorks 1
Bishop Thornton Yorks 1
Bolam Durham 1
Bradford Yorks 1
Buckden Yorks 1
Burton Yorks 1
Colsterdale Yorks 2
Conistone Yorks 2
Coverdale Yorks 1
Craven Yorks 1
Dacre Yorks 1
Dallowgill 141
Darley Yorks 6
Dishforth Yorks 1
Durham Durham 1
Eavestone Yorks 3
Galphay Yorks 4
Galphay Moor Yorks 1
Grantley Yorks 3
Grewelthorpe Yorks 21
Idle Yorks 1
Kirkby Malzeard Yorks 27
Laverton Yorks 25
Leeds Yorks 1
Lofthouse Yorks 1
Masham Yorks 5
Melmerby Yorks 1
Middlesmoor Yorks 1
Newcastle Northumberland 1
Nidderdale Yorks 15
Oldfield Yorks 1
Pateley Bridge Yorks 5
Plymouth Devon 1
Ramsgill Yorks 1
Ripon Yorks 2
Sawley Yorks 1
Skelding Yorks 5
Spennithorne Yorks 1
Thornthwaite Yorks 2
Wheatley Yorks 1
Willington Durham 1
Winksley Yorks 1
Yeadon Yorks 1
Yockenthwaite Yorks 1

Thanks to Howard for this summary.