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
|Total||10 & Under||11-20||21-30||31-40||41-50||51 – 60||61-70||Over 70|
Some Occupation definitions:
Annuitant – someone living on an annuity or pension
A Pauper is a recipient of relief under the provisions of the Poor Law or of public charity.
Cordwainer – a shoemaker making new shoes as opposed to a cobbler who repairs old shoes. It is interesting how manu shoemakers and cordwainers there were in Dallowgill at this time.
Charwoman – possibly from chore woman ie a woman servant who did general chores.
|Farmer and Innkeeper||2|
|Farmer and Slater||1|
|Housekeeper and Inn Servant||1|
|Landady and Farmer’s Wife||1|
|Parochial Curate and Incumbent||1|
|Schoolmaster or Mistress||2|
|Shoemaker and Grocer||1|
|Dallowgill (inc Belford, Greygarth, Lamb Close, Ray Carr, Skellgill and Swetton)||Yorks||173|
Thanks to Howard for this summary.
Thanks to Danny for this transcript.