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1911 census


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Street address Thornbank House, King Street, Melksham, Wilts
Civil Parish Melksham Within
County/Island Wiltshire
Country England
Registration district Melksham
Registration District Number 247
Sub-registration district Melksham
ED, institution, or vessel 3
Household schedule number 283
Piece 11953
Name Henry John Williams
Age in 1911 33
Estimated birth year abt 1878
Relation to Head Head
Gender Male
Birth Place Melksham, Wiltshire, England
Marital Status Married
Occupation Insurance Agent
Name Ada Emma Williams
Age in 1911 37
Estimated birth year abt 1874
Relation to Head Wife
Gender Female
Birth Place Melksham, Wiltshire, England
Years Married 1
Estimated Marriage Year 1910
Name Joseph Williams
Age in 1911 74
Estimated birth year abt 1837
Relation to Head Father
Gender Male
Birth Place Semington, Wiltshire, England
Marital Status Widower
Occupation Farm Labourer
Name Ada Townsend Gingell 
Age in 1911 11
Estimated birth year abt 1900
Relation to Head Niece
Gender Female
Birth Place Melksham, Wiltshire, England
Occupation Scholar
Name Winship Foster
Age in 1911 24
Estimated birth year abt 1887
Relation to Head Boarder
Gender Female
Birth Place Stockton On Tees, Durham, England
Marital Status Single
Occupation Bridge Yard Engineer
Name William Kates
Age in 1911 24
Estimated birth year abt 1887
Relation to Head Boarder
Birth Place Wickham, Essex, England
Marital Status Single
Occupation Hairdressers Assistant
Name Walter Hey
Age in 1911 30
Estimated birth year abt 1881
Relation to Head Boarder
Gender Male
Birth Place York, Yorkshire, England
Marital Status Single
Occupation Engineering Draughtsman
Reference ID 1911-00290

The 1911 Census of England and Wales was taken on the night of Sunday, 2 April 1911. Prior to that day, householders were left a form requesting the following information be provided for every person staying at the house on the night of 2 April:

  • name
  • relationship to head of family
  • age at last birthday
  • sex
  • marriage details (including number of children)
  • occupation (for people age 10 and over)
  • birthplace
  • nationality
  • infirmity (deaf, blind, lunatic, etc.)
  • postal address
  • military rank and unit

Because responses were to reflect an individual's status as of 2 April 1911, people who were traveling or living abroad were enumerated at the location where they spent census night. Enumerators also provided forms to institutions such as hospitals, prisons, and workhouses. Men on Royal Navy and merchant marine vessels were counted, as were the families of military personnel stationed overseas. Census takers even tried to approximate the homeless population.

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