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1831 census – Population Return

North Devon Record Office ref: 1843A/PW/142

Transcribed by David Carter 2020

Transcribers notes:

Censuses prior to 1841 only dealt with population statistics, not individual people. This single sheet document is entitled “Copy of the Population Return of 1831”.

It consists of two charts, neither of which has a title, although the second chart obviously deals with the quantity of different types of tradesmen, but it does not state whether this is for Appledore, or Northam, or both.

The first chart has a number of columns, none of which have a title, but it might be assumed these relate to Appledore and Northam, with totals for each of these. I have no suggestion as to what the quantities in the second column refer to.

 

   Appledore?   ???   Total   Northam?   Total  
Inhabited Houses 388 30 418 166 584
Families 399 31 430 181 611
Houses uninhabited 39   39 15 54
Building 9   9 3 12
Employed in Agriculture 3 20 23 62 85
Employed in Trade, Manufacture, etc. 58 4 62 47 109
All other Families 338 7 345 72 417
           
Males 573 96 669 456 1125
Females 1006 96 1102 500 1602
           
Males upwards of 20 194 42 236 205 441
Occupiers of 1st class 2 8 10 7 17
Occupiers of 2nd class 0 7 7 13 20
Occupiers of 3rd class   13 13 51 64
           
Manufactures          
Retail Trade & Handicraft 106 7 113 55 168
Wholesale, Capitalists, Clergy, Office, Clerks, Professional and other educated men 9 3 12 15 27
Labourers not Agriculture 14 27 41 22 63
All other Males of 20 35 1 36 20 56
Male servants, upwards of 20 1 5 6 20 26
           
Male servants, under 20 years 3 13 16 23 39
All Female servants 55 17 72 54 126

 

 

 

Blacksmiths 12
Boat Builder & Shipwrights 24
Builder 1
Lime Burner 2
Masons 15
Butcher 2
House Carpenters 23
Cabinet Makers 3
Sawyers 6
Carrier & Carter 1
Druggist 1
Coach Driver 1
Coal Merchant 1
Cooper 1
Corn Dealer 1
Carrier 1
Fish Dealers 5
Malster 6
Inn Keepers 13
Rope Makers 8
Shoe Makers 16
Shop Keepers 4
Tailors 8
Tallow Chandler 1
Tinman 2
Turner 3
Painter 1
Sail Makers 6
TOTAL 168