Local censuses etc.

The first national census in England and Wales was taken in 1801 and they then continued (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.

Bowburn LHS has 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, do please let us know! Thank you.

(All the links below open searchable pdf files.)

All Censuses 1841-1901 (small print)

Larger print versions:

1841 Census

1851 Census 

1861 Census 

1871 Census 

1881 Census 

1891 Census 

1901 Census 

1911 Census


In addition to the 10-yearly censuses, a National Register was compiled in September 1939:

1939 Register


Other lists of interest have also been added to this site:

Other people lists (1641/42 and 1862)

Burials at Bowburn Cemetery (1945-2013)

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