1881 Census Summary

The 1881 Census of England, Wales, Scotland, Channel Islands and Isle of Man was taken on the night of 3rd April. It was the fifth 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 3rd April 1881 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: 54
Empty Properties: 2
Population: 147

Total 10 & Under 11-20 21-30 31-40 41-50 51 – 60 61-70 Over 70
Males 122 29 14 22 13 14 4 14 2
Females 105 31 15 13 12 6 15 10 3

Occupations


Agricultural Labourer 3
Carpenter 1
Dressmaker 1
Farmer 36
Farmer and Licensed Victualler 2
Farmer and Pedlar 1
Farmer Retired 1
Farmer and Gamekeeper 1
Farmer and Gamewatcher 1
Farmer and Shoemaker 1
Farmservant 7
Farmer’s Wife 27
Farmer’s Daughter 10
Farmer’s Son 17
Gamekeeper 1
General Labourer 11
General Servant 3
Housekeeper 3
Housemaid 2
Scholar 42
Schoolmaster 1
Shepherd 1
Shoemaker 1
Stonemason 1
Vicar 1

Where Born


Place County No.
Ainderby Quernhow Yorks 1
Aldfield Yorks 2
Atworth Yorks 1
Azerley Yorks 1
Baldersby Yorks 1
Bedale Yorks 2
Beverley Yorks 1
Bewerley Yorks 3
Carlesmoor Yorks 5
Carlton Husthwaite Yorks 2
Colne Lancs 1
Copt Hewick Yorks 1
Coverdale Yorks 2
Coville House Yorks 1
Dallowgill, inc Belforth, Swetton and Ray Carr Yorks 86
Darley Yorks 1
Denton Yorks 1
Drygill Yorks 1
Eavestone Yorks 2
Exelby Yorks 1
Fellbeck Yorks 1
Galphay, incl Mouse Hall Yorks 2
Grantley Yorks 3
Grewelthorpe Yorks 6
Holmes Yorks 1
Ilton Yorks 1
Kirkby Malzeard, incl Ringbeck Yorks 18
Laverton Yorks 37
Malta 1
Manchester Lancs 1
Masham Yorks 2
Melmerby Yorks 2
Mickley Yorks 1
Middlesmoor Yorks 4
Nidderdale Yorks 5
Pateley Bridge Yorks 3
Ramsgill Yorks 2
Ripon Yorks 5
Skelding Yorks 2
Snape Yorks 1
Springfield Essex 1
Stean Yorks 1
Sutton Yorks 1
Thorpe Grange Yorks 1
Unknown 1
Warsill Yorks 2
Wensleydale Yorks 1
West Hartlepool Durham 2
West Lees Yorks 1

Thanks to Howard for this summary.