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Population: 1811 & Census: 1821 and 1831

Dunston is one of the few places in the county for which a census, before 1841 containing names survives.

[Transcription copyright © Mike Bristow]

Dates of Census

  • 1811 - Only statistics available ie. no names.
  • 1821 - Heads of Households and trades.
  • 1831 - Some books indicate its existance. The Norfolk Record Office (NRO) references [Ref DUN(C)87] lead one to the LONG family (of Dunston) estate records, but all that exists is a numerical count of some sections of the population of Newton Flotman where they also owned land.
  • 1841 - National census transcription.

Population in 1811

This 1811 NRO entry [Ref DUN(C)81] only gives statistics from 1811-1820 and contains the following :-

                                1821 Dunston                               ------------           Baptisms                Burials       Males  Females  Total   Males  Females  Total   Year Marriages 1811             1      1                             1811    1     1812    2               2       3               3     1812 1813    1                                             1813    2 1814    2               2                             1814 1815                                                  1815    1 1816             2      2                             1816 1817    1        1      2       1        2      3     1817    1 1818    3               3       1               1     1818 1819    1        1      2       2               2     1819    1 1820    2        2      4       1        3      4     1820    2        --       --     --      --       --     --            -- Total  12        8     20       8        5     13             8  

Diocese of Norwich, County of Norfolk, Deanery of Humbleyard

 

[End of Document]


1821 Census

This 1821 census for Dunston [NRO Ref DUN(C)80] contains the following:-

1821 - [Names]MalesFemTotal[Trade]
Revd. Mr. Longs Family    5  12  17 
Lady H Boyce    1    6    7 
Robert Carpenter    5    2    7Agriculture
W Brighten    2    2    4Do
John Leggatt    1    1    2Do
Samual Dady    4    3    7Do
Stephen Smith    1    4    5Do
William Leggatt    3    4    7Do
Charles Brighten    1    3    4Trade
Edjester Wickham    1    1    2 
George Beauty    2    2    4Agriculture
Widow Waller    3    3    6Do
John Brows    2    2    4Trade
Simon Jackson    3    3    6Do
Daniel Andrews    5    1    6Do
Richard New    2    1    3Do
John Butcher    2    1    3Do
William Turrell    2    2    4Do
Jeremiah Lincoln    2    2    4Trade
Joseph Parfitt    4    3    7Agriculture
George Fish    1    1    2 
[Totals]  52  59111 

Twenty inhabited Houses containing Twenty Families
Sixteen Families supported by agriculture
Two in Trade
Two Independent
Taken in the Year 1821

1821 Accounts of the Population in Dunston.

 

[End of Census Document]


Notes

It appeared on the original as if the occupation in the entry for Charles Brighten was rubbed out. This would then give Mr. Brows & Mr. Lincoln in Trade, Revd. Long & Lady Boyce as Independent and the rest in Agriculture (even though the "Do" for ditto was missing).


See also the Dunston parish page and the main Census page

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Copyright © Mike Bristow.
February 2002