3. The Census

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The censuses are extremely helpful in helping you trace your ancestors back to 1841. Did you know that some earlier censuses still exist? This chapter provides:

  • Background on the censuses, 1841 to 1911, and when they were taken
  • What information can be found in each census
  • Pre-1841 censuses
  • Samples and details of ten Gloucestershire pre-1841 censuses

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Index to Chapter 3

1841 Census……………………………………………. 4
1851 Census……………………………………………. 5
1881 Census……………………………………………. 5
1891 Census……………………………………………. 5
1901 Census……………………………………………. 5
1911 Census……………………………………………. 5
1921 Census……………………………………………. 5
1931 Census……………………………………………. 5
1941 Census……………………………………………. 5
1951 Census……………………………………………. 5
ALDRIDGE……………………………………………… 11
ANDREWS…………………………………………….. 11
Arlingham…………………………………………….. 10
asylums………………………………………………….. 3
Aust…………………………………………………….. 11
Avenis………………………………………………….. 11
BISHOP…………………………………………………. 11
Bisley…………………………………………………… 11
boats…………………………………………………….. 3
Bussage………………………………………………… 11
CARTER………………………………………………… 10
Chalford……………………………………………….. 11
county boundary……………………………………… 2
Cowley………………………………………………….. 3
DAVIS…………………………………………………… 18
enumerator’s districts………………………………. 3
enumerator’s returns……………………………….. 2
enumerators…………………………………………… 2
FAULKES……………………………………………….. 12
FLETCHER……………………………………………… 17
folio………………………………………………………. 3
GOLDING……………………………………………… 11
Great Badminton……………………………………. 12
GUNTER……………………………………………….. 13
GWINNETT……………………………………. 4, 6, 7, 8
Hawkesbury………………………………………….. 13
HAYWARD…………………………………………….. 13
HEAVEN……………………………………………….. 11
HILES……………………………………………………. 19
HILL……………………………………………………… 18
Hopehill……………………………………………….. 10
Horsley………………………………………………… 14
hospitals………………………………………………… 3
JONES………………………………………………….. 11
Kemerton……………………………………………… 15
Kilcott………………………………………………….. 13
LANE……………………………………………………. 11
Naunton……………………………………………….. 17
Nettleton Bottom……………………………………. 3
Oakridge………………………………………………. 11
overseers of the poor……………………………….. 2
parish clerks……………………………………………. 2
pieces……………………………………………………. 3
Pridend………………………………………………… 10
prisons…………………………………………………… 3
Saddlewood………………………………………….. 13
SADLER…………………………………………………. 17
Saint Mary de Crypt………………………………….. 3
Saint Mary de Grace…………………………………. 3
schedule………………………………………………… 3
SHARP………………………………………………….. 10
SIMS……………………………………………………. 10
SLATTER……………………………………………….. 18
SMITHY………………………………………………… 18
Steanbridge………………………………………….. 11
STEPHENS……………………………………………… 19
STINCHCOM………………………………………….. 13
Stockwell……………………………………………….. 3
Stratton………………………………………………… 18
Stroud………………………………………………….. 19
Througham……………………………………………. 11
Tresham……………………………………………….. 13
WALKLEY………………………………………………. 14
WEST……………………………………………………. 14
WINDOW……………………………………………… 14
workhouse………………………………………… 3, 11
YEARP………………………………………………….. 17