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Diagonal lines on 1841 census
« on: Monday 15 April 19 21:33 BST (UK) »
hi  could could tell me what the single diagonal lines next to the ages on this 1841  census page mean please. Thanks

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Re: Diagonal lines on 1841 census
« Reply #1 on: Monday 15 April 19 21:43 BST (UK) »
If it's what I think it is, then:

a double diagonal line (//) shows the break between dwellings.
a single diagonal line (/) shows the break between different households. (As in Head of Household).
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Re: Diagonal lines on 1841 census
« Reply #2 on: Monday 15 April 19 21:48 BST (UK) »
hi  could could tell me what the single diagonal lines next to the ages on this 1841  census page mean please. Thanks

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Can you give the name and census reference? It will be of the form HO107; Piece; Book: Folio: Page:

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Re: Diagonal lines on 1841 census
« Reply #3 on: Monday 15 April 19 21:53 BST (UK) »
hi  could could tell me what the single diagonal lines next to the ages on this 1841  census page mean please. Thanks

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In 1841 the beginning of the first 'family' coincided with the beginning of the house but its end was signified by a single oblique stroke on the dividing line between the houses and names columns. The next 'family' then began, ending with a single stroke unless it happened to be the last household in the house when the end of a house was marked with a double stroke.

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Re: Diagonal lines on 1841 census
« Reply #4 on: Monday 15 April 19 22:04 BST (UK) »
Hi  The ref is  HO 107/990/10

Prudence Jackson
John Street
Ann Street
herbert Willott
Henry Willott

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Re: Diagonal lines on 1841 census
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 16 April 19 07:45 BST (UK) »
The Enumerators Directions for the census between 1841 and 1901 inclusive may be found at
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Re: Diagonal lines on 1841 census
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 16 April 19 07:58 BST (UK) »
Hi  The ref is  HO 107/990/10

Prudence Jackson
John Street
Ann Street
herbert Willott
Henry Willott

Thanks.

The lines you mention which are in addition to the lines that define households are probably just the enumerator marking entries when doing their statistical information.  They have put similar marks in the 'where born'  column when the person was not born in county.  They do appear to have been added after the original entries
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Re: Diagonal lines on 1841 census
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 16 April 19 08:16 BST (UK) »
thaks for your help.