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Making census
« on: Monday 06 December 10 01:48 GMT (UK) »
I know the first official census was 1841 but apart from the Doomsday Book,have there been any others in Britain,I mean after all they managed one in Bethlehem 2000 years ago ;D

George.
SCOTLAND: Wardlaw Steen/Stein Tweedie McBride McEwan Pate/Peat Brown Somerville Bishop Farier/Ferrier Wood  Torrance Gibb Ross Dunlop Downs Richardson Ramsey Story Snaddon/Sneddon Auld Allan McLean McInnes Mason Law Lawson Kerr Cockburn Christie Ballingall Wardrope Weir Wallace Scott.
IRELAND: Welsh Clifford Lee Allingham Keane Dale Robinson Greer McVey Bingham Skelton Carson Broomfield Clark McEwan/McKeown McCreary McLaughlan.
YORKSHIRE: Cudworth Smith Cope Coulton Hainsworth

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Re: Making census
« Reply #1 on: Monday 06 December 10 02:40 GMT (UK) »
There were but early ones were just head counts.

1841 is the first genealogically useful one.

See the table towards the bottom of the page:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Census_in_the_United_Kingdom

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Re: Making census
« Reply #2 on: Monday 06 December 10 08:34 GMT (UK) »
They were not all just head counts. For census reports from 1801 see http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/census/index.jsp. For details of the coverage and what details are shown in the 1801-1831 censuses see http://www.histpop.org.uk/pre41/listings_a.pdf also  "Pre-1841 Censuses & Population Listings" by Colin R. Chapman. However the 1841 Census is the first one that is of any practical use for family history research.

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Re: Making census
« Reply #3 on: Monday 06 December 10 12:23 GMT (UK) »
Hmmm very interesting,thank you both for that.Stan the link to the Vision of Britain site was most useful.I now know my GGGG grandfather was one of 31 Tanners in Linlithgow ;).I know those of us with interests in Scotland will be eagerly awaiting the first working day of 2011 for the 1911 census release.

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SCOTLAND: Wardlaw Steen/Stein Tweedie McBride McEwan Pate/Peat Brown Somerville Bishop Farier/Ferrier Wood  Torrance Gibb Ross Dunlop Downs Richardson Ramsey Story Snaddon/Sneddon Auld Allan McLean McInnes Mason Law Lawson Kerr Cockburn Christie Ballingall Wardrope Weir Wallace Scott.
IRELAND: Welsh Clifford Lee Allingham Keane Dale Robinson Greer McVey Bingham Skelton Carson Broomfield Clark McEwan/McKeown McCreary McLaughlan.
YORKSHIRE: Cudworth Smith Cope Coulton Hainsworth


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Re: Making census
« Reply #4 on: Monday 06 December 10 13:09 GMT (UK) »
There was also The Posse Comitatus of 1798.

The Posse Comitatus was a list of men between the ages of 16 and 60, who were not already in the army, but who could be conscripted to serve. It includes a list of those with horses and carts. The list was compiled because there was a belief that the French might attempt to invade England.

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Graham, Pimlott, Burgess from Cheshire and Lancashire area.
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Re: Making census
« Reply #5 on: Monday 06 December 10 13:22 GMT (UK) »
Reading through some of mine Steve,someone with a horse and cart would have been upper class ;D

George.
SCOTLAND: Wardlaw Steen/Stein Tweedie McBride McEwan Pate/Peat Brown Somerville Bishop Farier/Ferrier Wood  Torrance Gibb Ross Dunlop Downs Richardson Ramsey Story Snaddon/Sneddon Auld Allan McLean McInnes Mason Law Lawson Kerr Cockburn Christie Ballingall Wardrope Weir Wallace Scott.
IRELAND: Welsh Clifford Lee Allingham Keane Dale Robinson Greer McVey Bingham Skelton Carson Broomfield Clark McEwan/McKeown McCreary McLaughlan.
YORKSHIRE: Cudworth Smith Cope Coulton Hainsworth

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« Reply #6 on: Monday 06 December 10 13:34 GMT (UK) »
there was a religious census undertaken everynow and then whereby the people had to swear their allegiance / oath to the queen / king
Holman & Vinton- Cornwall, Wojciechowskyj & Hussak- Bukowiec & Zahutyn, Bentley & Richards- Leicester, Taylor-Kent/Sussex  Punnett-Sussex,  Bear/e- Monkleigh Gazey-Warwicks

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Re: Making census
« Reply #7 on: Monday 06 December 10 14:42 GMT (UK) »
The 1911 census was held on the 2 April 1911.

I understood that it would not be available to the public until after 100 years, ie April 2011.

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« Reply #8 on: Monday 06 December 10 14:44 GMT (UK) »
The 1911 census was held on the 2 April 1911.

I understood that it would not be available to the public until after 100 years, ie April 2011.

leighton

Not sure how you missed it Leighton:
http://www.1911census.co.uk/
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But different for Scotland:
http://www.1911census.org.uk/scotland.htm