1831 census – Population Return
North Devon Record Office ref: 1843A/PW/142
Transcribed by David Carter 2020
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.
|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 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|
|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|
|Boat Builder & Shipwrights||24|
|Carrier & Carter||1|