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1901 census


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Address Angle Road, West Thurrock, Grays, Orsett, Essex
Source 1901 Census - PRO Ref Rg13 Piece 1658 Folio 130 Page 19.
Name Joseph Howard
Place of Birth Canewdon, Essex
Condition Married
Age 34
Date of Birth (circa) 1867
Sex M
Relationship Head
Occupation General Labourer
Name Mary Howard
Place of Birth Rawreth, Essex
Condition Married
Age 31
Date of Birth (circa) 1870
Sex F
Relationship Wife
Name Elizabeth Howard
Place of Birth East Hanningfield, Essex
Condition Single
Age 13
Date of Birth (circa) 1888
Sex F
Relationship Daughter
Name George Howard
Place of Birth Hockley, Essex
Condition Single
Age 10
Date of Birth (circa) 1891
Sex M
Relationship Son
Name William Sawyer
Place of Birth Melksham, Wiltshire
Condition Single
Age 24
Date of Birth (circa) 1877
Sex M
Relationship Boarder
Occupation Mechanical Engineer Fitter
Name Alfred Gingell 
Place of Birth Atworth, Wiltshire
Condition Married
Age 29
Date of Birth (circa) 1872
Sex M
Relationship Boarder
Occupation Mechanical Engineer Labourer
Reference ID 1901-00041

The 1901 Census was taken on the night of Sunday 31st March 1901.

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

  • the address
  • whether the dwelling was "inhabited" or "uninhabited" or "building"
  • the number of rooms occupied, if less than five
  • name and surname of each person residing at the dwelling on the night of the census
  • relationship of each person to the head of the family
  • each person's marital status ("condition as to marriage")
  • age at last birthday and sex
  • profession, or occupation
  • whether someone was an employer, a worker or "own account"
  • whether working at home
  • where born, parish and county (or if born outside of England or Wales, just the country)
  • whether they were "blind", or "deaf and dumb" or "lunatic" or "imbecile, feeble minded"
  • in Wales and the Isle of Man, the language spoken

The information collected was the same as in 1891 apart from one extra detail, whether someone was working at home. Also the language spoken question was extended to include the Isle of Man as well as Wales.

The 1901 census was the first to be completely transcribed as it became available to the public (well that was the plan but the public demand overwhelmed the Qinetiq developed web site so it was about six months before it became generally available). The site has since been sold to Genes Reunited.

Please Note

The 1901 Census Data is protected by Crown copyright. The information reproduced here is done so under the waiver set out in HMSO Guidance Notes - Copyright in Public Records.


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