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Census 1871 England

The 1871 United Kingdom Census included enumerations for England, Wales, the Isle of Man, and the Channel islands. The 1871 England census contains information about a household’s occupants including birthplaces, occupations, and health.

The 1871 census for England was taken on the night of 2 April 1871.

The information requested on the census included:

  • Address (name of the street, avenue, or road; house number)
  • Occupant (name of each person who spent the night in the house; their birthplace and relationship to head of family)
  • Residence (whether home was inhabited; number of rooms occupied)
  • Personal (sex, age, marital status)
  • Occupation (whether employer, employee, or neither)
  • Health (whether blind, deaf, dumb, imbecile, idiot, or lunatic)

Abbreviations in the 1871 Census are as shown:

  • WI = used wife
  • DA = daughter
  • GD = granddaughter
  • GS = grandson
  • HD = head
  • Lgr = lodger
  • M = married
  • U = unmarried
  • NP = nephew
  • NC = niece
  • SCH = scholar
  • Sis = sister
  • SO = son
  • SV or Ser = servant
  • SL or SOLW = son-in-law (this could mean stepson, or something different than the modern day usage)
  • AG LAB = agricultural labourer
  • FRMR = farmer
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