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1851 census

 

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Address Bowrell [bowerhill] Lg, Melksham, Wiltshire
Source 1851 Census - PRO Ref: Piece: 1840. Folio: 64. Page: 4. Registration District: Melksham. Civil Parish: Melksham.
 
Name Henry Fowler
Place of Birth Melksham, Wiltshire, England
Condition Married
Age 27
Date of Birth (circa) 1824
Sex M
Relationship Head
Occupation Tea Merchant
 
Name Ann Ford Fowler
Place of Birth Leyton, Essex, England
Condition Married
Age 29
Date of Birth (circa) 1822
Sex F
Relationship Wife
 
Name Elizabeth Baray Fowler
Place of Birth Melksham, Wiltshire, England
Condition Unmarried
Age 1
Date of Birth (circa) 1850
Sex F
Relationship Daughter
 
Name Robert Hy Fowler
Place of Birth Melksham, Wiltshire, England
Condition Unmarried
Age
Sex M
Relationship Son
 
Name Ellen Angell
Place of Birth Melksham, Wiltshire, England
Condition Unmarried
Age 44
Date of Birth (circa) 1807
Sex F
Relationship Servant
Occupation House Servt
 
Name Jane Gunstone
Place of Birth Melksham, Wiltshire, England
Condition Unmarried
Age 35
Date of Birth (circa) 1816
Sex F
Relationship Servant
Occupation House Servt
 
Name Elizabeth Knight
Place of Birth Babl Carey, Somerset, England
Condition Unmarried
Age 20
Date of Birth (circa) 1831
Sex F
Relationship Servant
Occupation House Servt
 
Name Maria Hale
Place of Birth Melksham, Wiltshire, England
Condition Unmarried
Age 22
Date of Birth (circa) 1829
Sex F
Relationship Servant
Occupation House Servt
 
Name Alfred Gingell 
Place of Birth Corsham, Wiltshire, England
Condition Unmarried
Age 24
Date of Birth (circa) 1827
Sex M
Relationship Servant
Occupation Coachman
 
Reference ID 1851-00095

The 1851 Census was taken on the night of Sunday 30th March 1851.

The following information was recorded in the schedules about each dwelling and person residing there on the night of the census:

  • the address
  • name and surname of "each person who abode in the house on the night of 30th March 1851"
  • relationship of each person to the head of the family
  • each person's marital status ("condition")
  • age and sex. The sex was indicated by the column that the age was recorded in
  • rank, profession, or occupation
  • where born, parish and county (or if born outside of England or Wales, just the country)
  • whether they were blind, or deaf and dumb

There were some changes made to the information that had been collected 10 years before which provide some very important extra information for family historians, each persons marital status, their relationship to the head of family and their place of birth. In addition ages were given as the exact number of years at the previous birthday rather than rounded down to the nearest 5 years.

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