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Looking for particular addresses on the 1841, 1851 and 1861 censuses.
« on: Wednesday 20 July 11 21:46 BST (UK) »
Hello, I want to look up St George's Barracks, next to trafalgar square, on the 1841-61 censuses. I've tried looking on the national archives address lists but I can't work out how to do a search for what I'm after, or what registration district Trafalgar square would be in?
Any help appreciated!
Thanks,
Jenny
Vanderkist; London and beyond!
Doe; Suffolk
Hunt; Surrey, London
Reeves; Croydon, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire
Porrett: England, Yorkshire, London
Ward; Croydon, Wiltshire
Batchelor; Croydon, Brighton
Ellis; Croydon, Dorset, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire
MacPherson; Scotland
Wills; Cornwall
Taylor; Suffolk
Aldous; Suffolk
Poll; Suffolk
Gathercoal; Suffolk

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Re: Looking for particular addresses on the 1841, 1851 and 1861 censuses.
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 20 July 11 21:54 BST (UK) »
It's alright I've done it now - lol!
Vanderkist; London and beyond!
Doe; Suffolk
Hunt; Surrey, London
Reeves; Croydon, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire
Porrett: England, Yorkshire, London
Ward; Croydon, Wiltshire
Batchelor; Croydon, Brighton
Ellis; Croydon, Dorset, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire
MacPherson; Scotland
Wills; Cornwall
Taylor; Suffolk
Aldous; Suffolk
Poll; Suffolk
Gathercoal; Suffolk

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Re: Looking for particular addresses on the 1841, 1851 and 1861 censuses.
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 09 August 17 20:44 BST (UK) »
Please enlighten us poor novices  Thanks. I have relatives in Fulham Chelsea etc'

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Re: Looking for particular addresses on the 1841, 1851 and 1861 censuses.
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 09 August 17 20:51 BST (UK) »
Please enlighten us poor novices  Thanks. I have relatives in Fulham Chelsea etc'

Hi FindMyPast offer an address search, if not why not start your own thread re your relatives in Fulham/Chelsea?
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Pelly/Pelley/Kingsbury/Challis/Nalder/Rochester/Raydenbow

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Re: Looking for particular addresses on the 1841, 1851 and 1861 censuses.
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 10 August 17 13:04 BST (UK) »
Please enlighten us poor novices  Thanks. I have relatives in Fulham Chelsea etc'

If you are not using findmypast but ancestry instead, or the street searches are throwing up rubbish results as sometimes happens the following may be useful - I haven't done it for a while, but down the page here are blue links to the different years
http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20100202110737/http://yourarchives.nationalarchives.gov.uk/index.php?title=Your_Archives:Historical_Streets_Project

HEre is the 1871 Chelsea street index page
http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20100202230520/http://yourarchives.nationalarchives.gov.uk/index.php?title=Place:Chelsea_Registration_District%2C_1871_Census_Street_Index

say they lived in Lawrence street no.31 in 1861 but you can't find them in 1871, sometimes it's because they've moved of course, but sometimes it's because you have names that get 'fun' transcriptions - so you could look under Lawrence street and find the following
Lawrence Street   Cheyne Walk      30-31   RG 10/74   57-58

The you can go on ancestry, search, instead of entering names and places choose 1871 census collection on the right, then scroll to the bottom and choose England 1871 census, leave the name blank, lived in chelsea, london, england, then  you'll see 'Piece', that's for the two numbers after RG. in this case 10/74. The last numbers, in this case 57-58, goes in Folio.

Sometimes ancestry still wants to muddy the waters with results it thinks you want to see, but in this case the second one down was no. 31 Lawrence street so not too bad.

It sounds complicated dissected like that but once you've done it a couple of times it really isn't at all :)
Vanderkist; London and beyond!
Doe; Suffolk
Hunt; Surrey, London
Reeves; Croydon, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire
Porrett: England, Yorkshire, London
Ward; Croydon, Wiltshire
Batchelor; Croydon, Brighton
Ellis; Croydon, Dorset, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire
MacPherson; Scotland
Wills; Cornwall
Taylor; Suffolk
Aldous; Suffolk
Poll; Suffolk
Gathercoal; Suffolk

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Re: Looking for particular addresses on the 1841, 1851 and 1861 censuses.
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 10 August 17 13:54 BST (UK) »
say they lived in Lawrence street no.31 in 1861 but you can't find them in 1871, sometimes it's because they've moved of course, but sometimes it's because you have names that get 'fun' transcriptions - so you could look under Lawrence street and find the following
Lawrence Street   Cheyne Walk      30-31   RG 10/74   57-58

The you can go on ancestry, search, instead of entering names and places choose 1871 census collection on the right, then scroll to the bottom and choose England 1871 census, leave the name blank, lived in chelsea, london, england, then  you'll see 'Piece', that's for the two numbers after RG. in this case 10/74. The last numbers, in this case 57-58, goes in Folio.

Sometimes ancestry still wants to muddy the waters with results it thinks you want to see, but in this case the second one down was no. 31 Lawrence street so not too bad.

It sounds complicated dissected like that but once you've done it a couple of times it really isn't at all :)

RG10 is the Class reference for 1871 ;D
Other Class references are RG09 (1861), RG11 (1881), RG12 (1891), RG13 (1901) and RG14 (1911). RG is short for Registrar General.
The 1841 and 1851 censuses were overseen by the Home Office, and both are classed as HO107.

There then follows a Piece No, a Folio No and a Page No.
Garrad (Suffolk, Essex, Somerset), Crocker (Somerset), Vanstone (Devon, Jersey), Sims (Wiltshire), Bridger (Kent)

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Re: Looking for particular addresses on the 1841, 1851 and 1861 censuses.
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 10 August 17 23:38 BST (UK) »


RG10 is the Class reference for 1871 ;D
Other Class references are RG09 (1861), RG11 (1881), RG12 (1891), RG13 (1901) and RG14 (1911). RG is short for Registrar General.
The 1841 and 1851 censuses were overseen by the Home Office, and both are classed as HO107.

There then follows a Piece No, a Folio No and a Page No.

Yup, although page no. confuses my ancestry search sometimes- I find what I detailed above works, have found many a missing person for people at least anyway.
Vanderkist; London and beyond!
Doe; Suffolk
Hunt; Surrey, London
Reeves; Croydon, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire
Porrett: England, Yorkshire, London
Ward; Croydon, Wiltshire
Batchelor; Croydon, Brighton
Ellis; Croydon, Dorset, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire
MacPherson; Scotland
Wills; Cornwall
Taylor; Suffolk
Aldous; Suffolk
Poll; Suffolk
Gathercoal; Suffolk