Post by Admin on Sept 30, 2014 13:34:42 GMT
The Appleby Censuses.
With the exception of 1941, a national census (in more or less the current form) has been conducted
in the UK every ten years, starting in 1841.
Censuses before 1841 were little more than population headcounts.
This Appleby Collection is a line by line transcription of the census returns for the period 1841 to 1911 inclusive.
Update - A transcription of the 1939 Civilian Register has now been included.
Before 1911 the census forms were completed by appointed enumerators. What the enumerators wrote was their interpretation of the information given to them. These transcripts are my interpretation of what the enumerators wrote. The enumerators were more concerned with an accurate count than with accurate spelling.
The 1911 census was the first to be completed by the householders themselves, with all the implications of varying literacy levels. The census returns were then checked (and amended as necessary) by the enumerators. Where practical this 1911 transcription has tried to preserve both the original householder’s entries and how the enumerators amended the returns.
Please review page 1 of the 1911 transcription for more information, including how householders were instructed to count the rooms in their homes.
Historically Appleby has been near the borders of Derbyshire and Leicestershire, and this is reflected in the census returns. Before 1901 there were always two Enumeration Districts, one for Derbyshire and one for Leicestershire. The 1901 census was the first to consolidate Appleby to a single Enumeration District, although the Derbyshire and Leicestershire portions are still listed separately. The 1911 census does appear to be more genuinely consolidated.
In this collection all of the returns for a single census are presented as one fully searchable pdf file,
but please note that the spelling of family names can often be quite variable, so part name searches are sometimes best.
Click on a year number above to view a census return.
If you have any problems reading or searching the files just download to your pc (or whatever) and search with your own favourite pdf reader.