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Census - A form No. 301 refused
« on: Tuesday 30 June 20 11:49 BST (UK) »
I've come across a couple of census returns in which it says "A form No. 301 refused".  Does anyone know what this means please?  What is this form, why would it be refused and what consequences may this have had?

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Re: Census - A form No. 301 refused
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 30 June 20 11:55 BST (UK) »
Could it be where the householder refused to give information about who was living there  :-\
Hinchliffe Huddersfield Wiltshire

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Re: Census - A form No. 301 refused
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 30 June 20 16:16 BST (UK) »
Form A is the standard house hold form, and it was an offence to refuse to answer the questions, 301 must have been a code used by the enumerators possibly to show the house holder had been asked but refused as opposed possibly to another code that might mean the householder was unable to answer.


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Re: Census - A form No. 301 refused
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 30 June 20 16:33 BST (UK) »

I've come across a couple of census returns in which it says "A form No. 301 refused".  Does anyone know what this means please?  What is this form, why would it be refused and what consequences may this have had?

Thanks in advance!


Hi, can you provide a link to your example (it's difficult to visualise)?


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Re: Census - A form No. 301 refused
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 30 June 20 22:55 BST (UK) »
Thank you all for your help.

Yes, here's an example of where a record says some kind of form was refused. 


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Re: Census - A form No. 301 refused
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 30 June 20 23:19 BST (UK) »
I haven't encountered this before, but just to note that the whole listing (including the police barracks) under that townland/street description has been so referenced:

Already posted above at reply #5.


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Re: Census - A form No. 301 refused
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 30 June 20 23:40 BST (UK) »
Perhaps it is some kind of administrative error?

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Re: Census - A form No. 301 refused
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 01 July 20 00:08 BST (UK) »
Look at the numbers on the list of the townland. There is no 301.

And the building return
http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai000667724/
Ann O Connor refused