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1851 census

 

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Address 25, St Jamess Street, Saint James, Westminster, Middlesex
Source 1851 Census - PRO Ref: Piece: 1484. Folio: 195. Page: 49. Registration District: Saint James Westminster. Civil Parish: Saint James. Municipal Borough: Westminster.
 
Name William Henry Wanen
Place of Birth Exeter
Condition Unmarried
Age 20
Date of Birth (circa) 1831
Sex M
Relationship Servant
Occupation Tailor Cutter
 
Name Ann Gingell
Place of Birth Southwark, Surrey
Condition Unmarried
Age 50
Date of Birth (circa) 1801
Sex F
Relationship Servant
 
Name Eliza Kenny
Place of Birth Cork, Ireland
Condition Unmarried
Age 17
Date of Birth (circa) 1834
Sex F
Relationship Servant
 
Reference ID 1851-00139

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.

Please Note

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