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Norfolk: Kilverstone

Census: 1841

The National Archives (was PRO) ref is HO/107/781/12 and it was taken on the night of June 6th.

[Transcription copyright © Mike Bristow]

Surname Index

The following surnames are contained in the document. The numbers following each are the Page number (16 and 17) in Folios 2 and 3 [the census is contained entirely in two Folios] which contain one or more occurences of the name.

Armitt (p16)
Clumer? (p17)
Cook (p16)
Crow (p17)
Denny (p17)
Funnell (p16)
Howe (p17)
Howes (p16, p17)
Kemp (p16)
King (p17)
Lewis (p16)
Magerson (p16)
Miller (p16)
Nelson (p16)
Olington? (p17)
Parkinson (p16)
Sale (p16)
Shaw (p17)
Simons (p17)
Wright (p16)

See Notes for most entries marked with "?" or "(*)".

The Census

  • Census place (parish, township, etc.)
    • Hundred = Shropham
    • Supt. Registrar's District = Thetford
    • Registration District = Thetford
    • Enumeration District = 12
    • Description = Kilverstone
  • The columns transcribed are as follows :-
    • Address (street, number, etc.)
    • Un = "Uninhabited or Building"
    • In = "Inhabited"
      • A "/" in this column indicates more than one household at the same address - although the enumerator is not always consistent.
    • Surname / Forename / Relationship to head / Marital condition
    • Age / Male or Female (rounded to nearest 5 years. Under 15 yrs is exact)
    • Occupations
    • Whether born in same County ( Y or N ).
    • Whether born in S(cotland), I(reland),or F(oreign) Parts.


F(olio) 2 - Page 16

PLACE Un In Names Age/
S, I
or F
    1 Jno Wright 60   Ind Y  
      Frances Do   58   N  
      Isaac Miller 33   M S Y  
      Charles Nelson 25     Do N  
      Elizabeth Kemp   33 F S N  
      Elizabeth Lewis   27 F S Y  
      Elizabeth Cook   23 F S N  
      Lydia Sale   29 F S N  
      Mary Magerson (*)   14 Ind Wards N  
      Charlotte Do   12   Do Do N  
      Elizabeth Parkinson   21 Governess of the above N  
    1 Jno Armitt 52   Baliff (sic) N  
      Susan Do   53   N  
      Mary Ann -- (*)   17   Y  
    1 Thos Funnell 45   Gardener Y  
      Mary Do   45   Y  
      Harriett Do   15   Y  
      Charlotte Do   15   Y  
      Jno Funnell 13     Y  
      Walter Do 12     Y  
      Mary Do     9   Y  
      Henry Do   6     Y  
      Simon Do   4   A G L N  
    1 Jno Howes 37     Y  
TOTAL in }
  Page 16   }
    4   10 14      
  (See Notes)
F(olio) 3   Page 17
      Elizabeth Howe (sic)   37   Y  
      George Howe 11     Y  
      Alfred --   9     Y  
      Eliza --     7   Y  
      William Do   3     Y  
      Jno Howes   1     Y  
    1 Thos Crow 36   Toll Gate Keeper N  
      Catherine Do   36   Y  
    1 Michale (sic) Shaw 51   A G L Y  
      Hannah Do   51   Y  
      James Do 20     Y  
      William Wing   2     Y  
      Susan Olington?   70 Ind Y  
      Thos Simons 37   A G L N  
      Jno Clumer? (*) 20     N  
      William Olington? 20     Y  
    1 William Denny 40   A G L Y  
      Mary Do   43   Y  
      Leonard Do 14     Y  
      Mary Do   12   Y  
      James Do   9     Y  
      Jno Denny   3     Y  
      Ursula Do   10 Mon [Months] Y  
TOTAL in }
  Page 17   }
    3   15   8      


Page No Inhabited
Building Males Females
Total on Page 16     4       10   14
Total on Page 17     3       15     8

Totals     7       25   22


Total of Persons 47


[End of Census Document]


  • All shorthand contractions in the document have been reproduced as written.
  • "--" indicates that no surname was present, not even "Ditto", "Do" or similar.
  • Where the age is given in "Months" this has been contracted to "Mon" in the transcription.
  • The abbreviations are "A G L" = "Agricultural Labourer", "Do" = "Ditto", "F. S." = "Female Servant", "Jno" = "John", "Ind" = "Independent", "Ind Wards" = "Independent Wards", "M. S." = "Male Servant" and "Thos" = "Thomas".
  • The text enclosed in "[]" was on the original but had been crossed out but has been included here for completeness.
  • In other documents and transcriptions the following alternative spellings have been seen which appear to refer to the same people/places:-
    Ursula Denny/Usla Denny, Magerson/Meggison, Olington/Ollington.
  • The entry for "Jno Clumer?" is difficult to decipher. The surname could be "Cleaner/Oleaner/Ceanor" or something else?
  • The following Baptisms are noted from Kilverstone Parish Registers:-
    • Bapt No 29 - 16/June/1839 - William son of William and Maria WING of Lowestoft - Occupation of William = Servant.
  • The following Marriages are noted from Kilverstone Parish Registers:-
    • William OLLINGTON marr. Susanna MANN on 2/Oct/1787.
    • Entry 6. Thomas MEGGISON of Inner Temple London and Mary CUBITT daughter of George CUBITT of Catfield by licence on 18/July/1826.
    The above marriages are purely pointers and further searching should be done as the males may have married again females with the same first names before the Census was taken.
  • Page 16: The following was at the bottom in the margin :-
    "Detached from Croxton Parish Grimshoe
      Hundred No of District 12".

See also the Kilverstone parish page and the main Census page.

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January 2016