1871 Census Summary

The 1871 Census of England, Wales, Scotland, Channel Islands and Isle of Man was taken on the night of 2nd April. It was the fourth 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. It was also possible to record if a person were ‘deaf and dumb’, blind, an imbecile or idiot, or a lunatic, but no such conditions were recorded within Dallowgill, Carlsmoor or Laverton.
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 2nd April 1871 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: 59
Empty Properties: 6
Population: 241

Total 10 & Under 11-20 21-30 31-40 41-50 51 – 60 61-70 Over 70
Males 128 28 27 17 15 18 16 3 4
Females 113 28 24 9 11 18 11 6 6

Occupations


Agricultural labourer/farm labourer/farm servant/farm assistant 26
Annuitant 3
Besom maker 1
Broom maker 1
Charwoman 3
Dressmaker 3
Farm Bayliff 1
Farm Manager 1
Farmer 32
Farmer and Innkeeper 2
Farmer and Landowner 1
Farmer Retired 1
Farmer and Gamewatcher 1
Farmer and Shoemaker 1
Farmer’s Daughter 5
Farmer’s Son 8
Gamewatcher 1
Gamekeeper 1
General Servant 7
Grocer 1
Housekeeper 7
Labourer 1
Nursemaid 1
Pedlar 1
Scholar 47
Schoolmaster 1
Shoemaker 2
Stonecutter 1
Stonemason 2
Vicar 1
Washerwoman 1

Where Born


Place County No.
Ainderby Quernhow Yorks 1
Appletreewick Yorks 1
Azerley, including Mouse Hall Yorks 5
Barton Yorks 1
Beverley Yorks 1
Carlesmoor Yorks 2
Carlton Husthwaite Yorks 2
Coverdale Yorks 1
Dacre Yorks 1
Dacre Banks Yorks 1
Dallowgill, inc Belforth, Swetton and Ray Carr 134
Darley Yorks 1
Drygill, Skipton Yorks 2
Eavestone Yorks 5
Ellenthorpe Yorks 1
Galphay, incl Braithwaite Hall Yorks 2
Grantley Yorks 3
Grewelthorpe Yorks 8
Hartwith Yorks 3
Hauxwell Yorks 1
Hewick Yorks 1
Hutton Sessay Yorks 1
Kirkby Malzeard Yorks 14
Laverton Yorks 6
Leeds Yorks 1
Lofthouse Yorks 2
Malta 1
Manchester Lancs 1
Masham Yorks 3
Mickley Yorks 1
Middlesmoor Yorks 3
Nidderdale Yorks 7
Pateley Bridge Yorks 1
Patrington Yorks 2
Ramsgill Yorks 4
Richmond Yorks 1
Ripon Yorks 2
Scar House Yorks 1
Skelden Yorks 2
Skelding Yorks 3
Stean Yorks 1
Stonebeck Down Yorks 1
Thormanby Yorks 1
Thornborough Yorks 1
Warsill Yorks 1
Winksley Yorks 2

Thanks to Howard for this summary.