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DEAN PRIOR 1821 CENSUS

Transcribed by Daniel Morgan.

The original is in the Devon Heritage Centre.

See below for explanatory notes.

John Callard [Calard], Agricutler - 7 males, 3 females, 10 persons total
    1m1f age 50 to 60, 2m age 20 to 30, 4m1f age 15 to 20, 1f age 10 to 15

AQuilla Harley, Agriculter - 2 males, 5 females, 7 persons total
    1m age 50 to 60, 1f age 40 to 50, 1m2f age 15 to 20, 2f age 10 to 15

Wm Hewett, Agriculter - 8 males, 9 females, 17 persons total - also 2 uninhabited houses
    1m1f age 40 to 50, 1m age 30 to 40, 1f age 20 to 30, 4m3f age 15 to 20, 1m2f age 10 to 15, 2f age 5 to 10, 1m under 5

Elizebath Barter, Weaver - 1 male, 3 females, 4 persons total
    1f age 60 to 70, 1f age 50 to 60, 1m age 30 to 40, 1f age 20 to 30

Gorge Furneaux [Feaureay], Agriculter - 9 males, 2 females, 11 persons total
    1m age 70 to 80, 2m1f age 40 to 50, 1m1f age 20 to 30, 2m age 15 to 20, 3m age 10 to 15

Nicholas Millers, Agriculter - and a second family, Weaver - 2 males, 3 females, 5 persons total
    1m age 50 to 60, 1f age 40 to 50, 1f age 20 to 30, 1m1f under 5

Robt Hoare [Hoor] Senr, Agriculter - 8 males, 3 females, 11 persons total - also 1 uninhabited house
    1m1f age 60 to 70, 1m1f age 20 to 30, 2m age 15 to 20, 3m1f age 10 to 15, 1m age 5 to 10

Philip Bradridge Junr, Agriculter - 6 males, 4 females, 10 persons total
    2m2f age 20 to 30, 2m1f age 10 to 15, 2m1f under 5

Ricd Monder, Agriculter - 5 males, 2 females, 7 persons total
    2m1f age 30 to 40, 1m age 10 to 15, 1f age 5 to 10, 2m under 5

John Saunders [Sanders], Agriculter - 1 male, 1 female, 2 persons total
    1m1f age 70 to 80

Mary Barter, Weaver - 2 males, 2 females, 4 persons total
    1f age 20 to 30, 1m age 5 to 10, 1m1f under 5

John Butlear [Buttler], Agriculter - 1 male, 4 females, 5 persons total
    1m age 30 to 40, 1f age 20 to 30, 2f age 5 to 10, 1f under 5

Wm Gidley, Agriculter - and a second family, Woolcomber - 3 males, 6 females, 9 persons total
    2m age 50 to 60, 2f age 40 to 50, 1f age 20 to 30, 1f age 15 to 20, 1f age 5 to 10, 1m1f under 5

James Meryfield [Meerfield], Agriculter - 2 males, 3 females, 5 persons total
    1m1f age 50 to 60, 1f age 20 to 30, 1m age 15 to 20, 1f age 10 to 15

Wm French, Agriculter - 4 males, 3 females, 7 persons total
    1m1f age 30 to 40, 1f age 20 to 30, 1f age 10 to 15, 2m age 5 to 10, 1m under 5

Edward Stidstone, Woolcomber - 2 males, 2 females, 4 persons total
    1m age 60 to 70, 1f age 40 to 50, 1m1f age 5 to 10

John Codd, Butcher - 2 males, 1 female, 3 persons total
    1m1f age 70 to 80, 1m age 15 to 20

Christeaford Beer, Woolcomber - and a second family, Agriculture - 3 males, 1 female, 4 persons total
    1m age 60 to 70, 1m1f age 20 to 30, 1m under 5

Henry Gidley, Woolcomber - 1 male, 4 females, 5 persons total
    1m1f age 50 to 60, 1f age 20 to 30, 2f age 15 to 20

Richd Abraham, Agriculter - 1 male, 1 female, 2 persons total
    1f age 40 to 50, 1m age 30 to 40

Henry Hoare, Agriculter - 6 males, 5 females, 11 persons total
    1m age 50 to 60, 1f age 30 to 40, 1m age 20 to 30, 1m1f age 15 to 20, 1f age 10 to 15, 2m age 5 to 10, 1m2f under 5

John Pearce, Agriculter - and a second family, Woolcomber - 2 males, 1 female, 3 persons total
    1m age 70 to 80, 1f age 60 to 70, 1m age 20 to 30

John Priston [Prison], Woolcomber - 2 males, 2 females, 4 persons total
    1m1f age 60 to 70, 1f age 50 to 60, 1m age 20 to 30

Thos Bowden, Woolcomber - 1 male, 2 females, 3 persons total
    1m age 60 to 70, 1f age 50 to 60, 1m age 20 to 30

Egness Hoare [Miss Hoor], Agriculter - 1 male, 4 females, 5 persons total
    1f age 40 to 50, 1f age 20 to 30, 1m1f age 15 to 20, 1m1f age 10 to 15

John Saundeaors [Sanders], Agriculter - 3 males, 5 females, 8 persons total
    1m1f age 30 to 40, 2m1f age 5 to 10, 3f under 5

John Abbott, Woolcomber - 5 males, 3 females, 8 persons total
    1m age 80 to 90, 2m age 50 to 60, 1f age 40 to 50, 1m age 30 to 40, 1f age 20 to 30, 1m1f age 15 to 20

Wm Gidley, Woolcomber - 4 males, 4 females, 8 persons total
    1m age 60 to 70, 1m1f age 40 to 50, 2f age 10 to 15, 1m age 5 to 10, 1m1f under 5

Henry Binmore [Bimmer], Agriculture - 2 males, 1 female, 3 persons total
    1m1f age 20 to 30, 1m under 5

Henry Beer, Woolcomber - 1 male, 3 females, 4 persons total
    1m1f age 40 to 50, 2f age 5 to 10

Ann Beer, Inn Keeper - 2 males, 6 females, 8 persons total
    1m age 40 to 50, 1f age 30 to 40, 1f age 20 to 30, 2f age 10 to 15, 1m1f age 5 to 10, 1f under 5

Thos Foale [Fole], Cordwiner - 2 males, 2 females, 4 persons total
    1m1f age 20 to 30, 1m1f under 5

John Foster [Fostard], Agriculter - 2 males, 3 females, 5 persons total
    1m1f age 30 to 40, 1m age 20 to 30, 1f age 10 to 15, 1f under 5

Grase Meatheral [Meathrell], Weaver - 0 males, 1 female, 1 person total
    1f age 80 to 90

Piter Codd [Cood], Cordwiner - and a second family, Carpenter - 3 males, 3 females, 6 persons total
    1m1f age 50 to 60, 1m age 20 to 30, 1m1f age 15 to 20, 1f under 5

Richd Stidstone [Stidston], Woolcomber - 2 males, 5 females, 8 persons total
    1m1f age 40 to 50, 1f age 15 to 20, 1m1f age 10 to 15, 1f age 5 to 10, 2f under 5
    A tabulation error: ages are given for 6 females, not 5.

Margit Coneybeer [S Conneybere], Wolcomber - 0 males, 2 females, 2 persons total
    1f age 50 to 60, 1f age 15 to 20

Philip Bradridge Senr, Agriculter - 3 males, 2 females, 5 persons total
    1m1f age 40 to 50, 1m age 15 to 20, 1m1f age 10 to 15

John Coasley [Casley], Independent - 1 male, 1 female, 2 persons total
    1m age 40 to 50, 1f age 30 to 40

John Parmer [Palmere], Agriculter - 2 males, 4 females, 6 persons total
    1m1f age 40 to 50, 1m age 15 to 20, 1f age 10 to 15, 2f age 5 to 10

James Bowerman, Agriculter - 2 males, 3 females, 5 persons total
    1m age 70 to 80, 1f age 60 to 70, 1f age 15 to 20, 1m age 10 to 15, 1f age 5 to 10

Thos Veail [Veal], Agriculter - 2 males, 2 females, 4 persons total
    1m1f age 20 to 30, 1f age 5 to 10, 1m under 5

Wm Edmonds [Edmond], Agriculter - 9 males, 6 females, 14 persons total
    1f age 40 to 50, 2m age 20 to 30, 4m2f age 15 to 20, 1m1f age 10 to 15, 2m2f age 5 to 10
    A tabulation error: the total of persons should be 15, not 14.

Wm Blight, Agriculter - and a second family, _____ _____ - 4 males, 2 females, 6 persons total
    1m age 60 to 70, 1f age 30 to 40, 1m age 20 to 30, 1m age 5 to 10, 1m1f under 5
    The occupation of the second family is hard to read. Possible interpretations include Horse doctor and Horse ostler.

John Heath, Carpenter - 3 males, 2 females, 5 persons total
    1m1f age 50 to 60, 2m age 20 to 30, 1m age 10 to 15

John Maddick, Agriculter - 1 male, 2 females, 3 persons total
    1m age 70 to 80, 1f age 60 to 70, 1f age 15 to 20

John Stidstone [Crisping], Agricultur - and a second family, Agriculture - 2 males, 3 females, 5 persons total
    1m1f age 50 to 60, 1m1f age 20 to 30, 1f age 15 to 20

Richd Elliott [Ellott], Agriculter - and a second family, Weaver - 2 males, 2 females, 4 persons total
    1f age 30 to 40, 1m1f age 20 to 30, 1m under 5

Pitter Lock, Woolcomber - 1 male, 1 female, 2 persons total
    1m1f age 60 to 70

Robtt Lock Senr, Woolcomber - 1 male, 2 females, 3 persons total
    1m1f age 50 to 60, 1f age 15 to 20

Robtt Lock Junr, Agriculter - 2 males, 1 female, 3 persons total
    1m1f age 20 to 30, 1m under 5

John Gidley [Giley] Junr, Cordwiner - 2 males, 3 females, 5 persons total
    1m age 40 to 50, 1f age 30 to 40, 1f age 10 to 15, 1f age 5 to 10, 1m under 5

George Ryder [Rider], Agriculter - 1 male, 2 females, 3 persons total
    1m1f age 50 to 60, 1f age 20 to 30

Henry Hambling [Hamling], Carpenter - and a second family, Agriculture - 2 males, 4 females, 6 persons total
    1m age 50 to 60, 1m3f age 20 to 30, 1f age 5 to 10

John Shoute [Shott], Agriculter - 4 males, 2 females, 6 persons total
    2m age 30 to 40, 1f age 20 to 30, 1m age 5 to 10, 1m1f under 5

John Boryer [Boyer], Carpinter - 5 male, 1 females, 6 persons total
    1m1f age 30 to 40, 2m age 5 to 10, 2m under 5

Francies Hambling [Hamling], Carpinter - 2 males, 3 females, 5 persons total
    1m1f age 20 to 30, 1f age 5 to 10, 1m1f under 5

John Hambling [Hamling], Agriculter - 9 males, 5 females, 14 persons total
    1m1f age 40 to 50, 3m1f age 20 to 30, 1f age 15 to 20, 4m1f age 10 to 15, 1m1f under 5

Wm Blackler, Agriculter - 4 males, 4 females, 8 persons total
    1f age 40 to 50, 1m age 30 to 40, 1f age 20 to 30, 2m age 5 to 10, 1m2f under 5

Richd Pearce, Agriculter - and a second family, Woolcomber - 2 males, 2 females, 4 persons total
    1f age 80 to 90, 1m age 70 to 80, 1f age 50 to 60, 1m age 40 to 50

James Gidley, Woolcomber - 2 males, 1 female, 3 persons total
    1m age 60 to 70, 1f age 50 to 60, 1m age 20 to 30

Joseph Lane, Agriculter - 4 males, 1 female, 5 persons total
    1m1f age 30 to 40, 2m age 5 to 10, 1m under 5

Jane Sarle [Searl], Waver - 1 male, 4 females, 5 persons total
    2f age 20 to 30, 1m2f under 5

Thos Edon, Agriculter - 2 males, 1 female, 3 persons total
    2m1f age 60 to 70

Wm Harding [Hardin], Woolcomber - and a second family, Weaver - 2 males, 5 females, 7 persons total
    1m age 60 to 70, 2f age 50 to 60, 1f age 20 to 30, 1f age 15 to 20, 1m1f under 5

Egness Barter, Waver - 0 males, 2 females, 2 persons total
    2f age 40 to 50

Grederry Barter, Blacksmith - 3 males, 1 female, 4 persons total
    1m1f age 50 to 60, 1m age 20 to 30, 1m age 15 to 20

Ellizebath Codd [Cood], Weaver - and a second family, Agriculture - 0 males, 2 females, 2 persons total
    1f age 50 to 60, 1f age 20 to 30

Henry Emitt [Eamatt], Agriculter - 2 males, 1 female, 3 persons total
    1m age 60 to 70, 1f age 30 to 40, 1m age 5 to 10

Joseph Mogford, Agriculter - 1 male, 2 females, 3 persons total
    1m age 50 to 60, 1f age 40 to 50, 1f age 15 to 20

John Gidley [jr], Cordwiner - 1 male, 3 females, 4 persons total
    1m1f age 70 to 80, 1f age 50 to 60, 1f age 15 to 20

John Abbott, Woolcomber - 1 male, 1 female, 2 persons total
    1m age 60 to 70, 1f age 50 to 60

Richd Abbott, Woolcomber - 3 males, 2 females, 5 persons total
    1m age 30 to 40, 1f age 20 to 30, 2m1f age 5 to 20

James Elliott [Ellett], Agriculter - 4 males, 2 females, 6 persons total - also 1 uninhabited house
    1m age 50 to 60, 1m1f age 40 to 50, 2m age 15 to 20, 1f age 10 to 15

Wm Beer [sen], Woolcomber - 2 males, 2 females, 4 persons total
    1m age 70 to 80, 1f age 40 to 50, 1m1f age 20 to 30

Jane Field, Schoolmistres - 2 males, 3 females, 5 persons total
    1f age 60 to 70, 1m1f age 20 to 30, 1m1f under 5

Martin Field, Woolcomber - and a second family, Woolcomber - 2 males, 3 females, 5 persons total
    1m a ge 70 to 80, 1m1f age 50 to 60, 1f age 30 to 40, 1f age 15 to 20

Thos Nichols [Nichol], Woolcomber - 4 males, 3 females, 7 persons total
    1m1f age 60 to 70, 1m age 50 to 60, 2m age 30 to 40, 1f age 20 to 30, 1f age 10 to 15

John Barter [Barton], Agriculter - and a second family, Agriculture - 2 males, 4 females, 6 persons total
    1m age 60 to 70, 1m1f age 20 to 30, 1f age 15 to 20, 1f under 5

Robt Hoare [Hoor], Carpinter - 4 males, 2 females, 6 persons total
    1m age 40 to 50, 1m1f age 20 to 30, 1m age 5 to 10, 1m1f under 5

Robt Hoare [Hoor] Junr, Agriculter - 11 males, 5 females, 16 persons total
    1m age 60 to 70, 1m1f age 40 to 50, 1f age 20 to 30, 3m1f age 15 to 20, 3m1f age 10 to 15, 3m age 5 to 10, 1f under 5

Robt Gidley, Cordwiner - 5 males, 3 females, 8 persons total
    1m age 60 to 70, 1m1f age 30 to 40, 1f age 20 to 30, 1m age 15 to 20, 1m1f age 5 to 10, 1m under 5

Thos Stidstone, Woolcomber - 1 male, 2 females, 3 persons total - also 1 uninhabited house
    1m1f age 20 to 30, 1f under 5

Piter Elliott [Peter Ellott], Woolcomber - 2 males, 3 females, 5 persons total
    1m1f age 50 to 60, 1m age 20 to 30, 2f age 15 to 20

Wm Parneil [Parnel], Cordwiner - 3 males, 5 females, 8 persons total
    1m age 40 to 50, 1f age 30 to 40, 1f age 15 to 20, 1f age 10 to 15, 1m1f age 5 to 10, 1m1f under 5

Saml Hoare [Hoor], Woolcomber - 4 males, 5 females, 9 persons total
    1m1f age 30 to 40, 1f age 20 to 30, 1m1f age 10 to 15, 2m1f age 5 to 10, 1f under 5

Arculas [H] Gidley, Woolcomber - 4 males, 2 females, 6 persons total
    1m1f age 60 to 70, 2m1f age 20 to 30, 1m age 10 to 15

Richd Abbott, Woolcomber - 1 male, 3 females, 4 persons total
    1m1f age 20 to 30, 1f age 5 to 10, 1f under 5

Wm Hewett [Hewtt], Agriculter - 2 males, 3 females, 5 persons total
    1f age 60 to 70, 1m age 30 to 40, 1f age 20 to 30, 1m1f under 5

Wm Luckraft, Agriculter - 4 males, 3 females, 7 persons total
    1m1f age 50 to 60, 2m age 20 to 30, 2f age 10 to 15, 1m age 5 to 10

90 inhabited houses, 112 families - 253 males, 252 females, 505 persons total
    104 (the correct number) is written under 112 in another handwriting.

 

Wm Hutchings [Hutching], Mason - 1 male, 3 females, 4 persons total
    1f age 50 to 60, 1m1f age 20 to 30, 1f under 5

Charls [Charles] King, Woolcomber - 1 male, 2 females, 3 persons total
    1m age 70 to 80, 1f age 50 to 60, 1f age 15 to 20

James Elliott [Ellott], Agricultuer - 2 males, 2 females, 4 persons total
    1m1f age 20 to 30, 1m1f under 5

John Tucker, Agriculture - 11 males, 6 females, 17 persons total
    1m1f age 40 to 50, 1m1f age 20 to 30, 3m3f age 15 to 20, 6m1f age 10 to 15

Henry Meatheral [Meathers], Miller - 3 males, 5 females, 8 persons total
    1m age 50 to 60, 1f age 40 to 50, 1f age 15 to 20, 1m1f age 10 to 15, 1m1f age 5 to 10, 1f under 5

95 inhabited houses, 109 families - 271 males, 270 females, 541 persons total

 

John Bradridge, Agriculture - 6 males, 4 females, 10 persons total
    1m1f age 40 to 50, 1m1f age 20 to 30, 3m1f age 15 to 20, 1m1f age 10 to 15

Revd J Chilcott - 4 males, 6 females, 10 persons total
    1m age 40 to 50, 1f age 30 to 40, 2f age 20 to 30, 1m1f age 15 to 20, 1m1f age 10 to 15, 1m1f under 5
    The occupation column is blank (but obvious) for this family.

97 inhabited houses, 111 families - 281 males, 280 females, 561 persons total

Total under 5 5 to 10 10 to 15 15 to 20 20 to 30 30 to 40 40 to 50 50 to 60 60 to 70 70 to 80 80 to 90
Males 35 34 33 38 46 21 20 24 19 11 1
Females 39 27 34 38 54 18 27 25 12 3 2

Notes

The 1821 census of Dean Prior is entirely handwritten and consists of two parts. The first part is headed An Act for taking an Account of the Population of Great Britain and of the Increas or Diminution there of in the Parish of Deanprior in the County of Devon & Hnd of Stanbg taken 28 May 1821. This part consists of a large table with the following column headings:

•   County of Devon
      •   Names of the Occupiers of the Houses Within the parish of Deanprior in the Hnd of Stanborough
•   question 1st
      •   Inhabtd Houss
      •   by how Mn y famls ocpied
•   question 2nd
      •   Huss now building
•   question 3d
      •   othr houss uninhd
•   question 4th Occupations
      •   fmlies Chfl y empld in agriculter
      •   fmlis Chifl y empld in trade Manufacter and handicraft
      •   All othr famls not Comprsd in the pd ns class
•   question 5th Persons including Childn of Whatever Age
      •   Males
      •   Females
      •   Total of Persons

Totals are given for each numerical column at the foot of the table. In the few cases where two families occupied one house, two occupations are listed under Question 4; in almost every case, one of these is in a different handwriting (and more regularly spelled) and is presumably the occupation of the unnamed second family. An addendum on a separate page lists seven additional households (a group of five and another of two) with subtotals brought forward and new totals computed. The column headings of the addendum are abbreviated from those of the main table, e.g. Names of Occuppers and Imployed in Agriculter.

The spelling is quite irregular. The occupation Agriculture is usually written Agriculter. The names George, Peter, Christopher, Gregory, Agnes, and (probably) Hercules are written Gorge, Pitter, Christeaford, Grederry, Egness, and Arculas. Abbreviations are frequent and range from the familiar, such as Wm for William, to the peculiar, such as pd ns class for (probably) previously named classes. One indecipherable occupation is noted in the transcript.

The second part of the census is headed Account of the Ages of all Persons enumerated in the Parish of Dean Prior in the County of Devon & Hundred of Stanborough taken 28 May 1821. This part consists of a large table with a column of names and columns for the number of Males and Females in each of the following age groups:

•   under 5
•   5 to 10
•   10 to 15
•   15 to 20
•   20 to 30
•   30 to 40
•   40 to 50
•   60 to 70
•   70 to 80
•   80 to 90
•   90 to 100
•   100 and upwards

Totals for each age group are given at the foot of the table. The names in this part are the same as in the first part, and in the same order, but in this part usually only the surname is given, and there are frequent spelling variations, such as Calard instead of John Callard. (These variations are given in brackets in the transcript.) The numbers of males and females in each household match the totals listed under Question 5 of the first part, except in two cases where tabulation errors are noted in the transcript. The handwriting in this part appears to be the same as in the first part, but more cramped and hurried-looking, and (even) more erratically spelled. An addendum on a separate page, in the same format but with the columns for age groups over 90 omitted (and the columns for females marked Feemales) corresponds to the households listed in the addendum of the first part.