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1851 census


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Address East Lyng, Lyng, Somersetshire
Source 1851 Census - PRO Ref: Piece: 1924. Folio: 384. Page: 14. Registration District: Bridgewater. Civil Parish: Lyng.
Name Anne Garland
Place of Birth Lyng, Somerset
Condition Widow
Age 51
Date of Birth (circa) 1800
Sex F
Relationship Head
Occupation Tailoress
Name Lawrence Tucker
Place of Birth Lyng, Somerset
Condition Widower
Age 70
Date of Birth (circa) 1781
Sex M
Relationship Father
Occupation Pauper Farm Labourer
Name Elizabeth Pleass
Place of Birth Lyng, Somerset
Condition Married
Age 40
Date of Birth (circa) 1811
Sex F
Relationship Visitor
Occupation Lodging House Keeper
Name Elizabeth Susan Brown
Place of Birth Lyng, Somerset
Condition Unmarried
Age 22
Date of Birth (circa) 1829
Sex F
Relationship Lodger
Occupation Milliner And Dress Maker
Name George Gyngell 
Place of Birth Bromley, Middlesex
Condition Widower
Age 48
Date of Birth (circa) 1803
Sex M
Relationship Visitor
Occupation Artist In Fire Works
Name Ada Eliza Gyngell 
Place of Birth Exeter, Devonshire
Condition Unmarried
Age 12
Date of Birth (circa) 1839
Sex F
Relationship Visitor
Occupation Scholar
Reference ID 1851-00191

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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