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1851 census


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Address Darlington Lane, Old Sodbury, Gloucestershire
Source 1851 Census - PRO Ref: Piece: 1956. Folio: 161. Page: 18. Registration District: Chipping Sodbury. Civil Parish: Old Sodbury.
Name James Carn
Place of Birth Rangeworthy, Gloucestershire
Condition Married
Age 79
Date of Birth (circa) 1772
Sex M
Relationship Head
Occupation Agricultural Labourer
Name Martha Carn
Place of Birth Morton, Gloucestershire
Condition Married
Age 76
Date of Birth (circa) 1775
Sex F
Relationship Wife
Name Charlotte Gingel 
Place of Birth Codrington, Gloucestershire
Condition Widow
Age 60
Date of Birth (circa) 1791
Sex F
Relationship Lodger
Occupation Nurse
Reference ID 1851-00228

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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