Local censuses etc.

The first national census in England and Wales was taken in 1801 and they continued from then (apart from 1941), at 10-yearly intervals. Between 1801 and 1831 the only information required was a head count and population statistics according to age and sex. Most of the local returns were later destroyed by central government. There have been household censuses from 1841 onwards.

Members of Bowburn LHS have transcribed local details from all censuses so far published, from 1841 to 1911. Every effort has been made to ensure this transcription has been done accurately. However this cannot be guaranteed.

If you detect any errors, we’d be very grateful if you could get in touch. Thank you.

Other lists of interest have been added on a separate sub-page. Please see link below.

The most recently added (in October 2019) is a selection of Electoral Registers.