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Census: 1811

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

This 1811 Norfolk Record Office document [with the reference PD 496/91] is on 1 sheet of paper.

[Transcription copyright © Mike Bristow]

Name Index

The census contains the following names.

Alderton
Aldridge
Archer
Bailey
Banham
Batley
Beck
Bishop
Bower
Carman
Chambers
Clarke
Cook
Copsie
Culham
Dade
Death
Dye
Elven
Green
Hanton
Harris
Hewit
Howes
Hubbard
Jeffries
Kemp
Leman
Lurken
Mason
Meadows
Muskett
Oliver
Perrone
Reeve
Rud
Sallows
Scales
Smith
Spurling
Staff
Stannard
Webb
Weston

The Census Document

The original document had the following headings spelt out in full. They have been contracted to allow for a clearer display.

It contains the following information :-

  • [Heads] of families follow [not indicated on original]
                    Q1
                    --
       i                    ii
       -                    --
    Inhab(ited)         By how many
      Houses           families occup.
 
                    Q2
                    --
               Houses now
                Building
 
                    Q3
                    --
              Other Houses
               Inhabitable
 
                            Q4
                            --
       i                    ii                 ii
 Families Chiefly      Families Chiefly     All Other
 Employed in           Employed in Trade    Families not
 Agriculture           Manufacture          comprised in
                       and Handicraft       the two preceding
                                             classes
 
                    Q5
                    --
   -M                    -F                   -T
        Persons including Children of Whatever Age
 
 Males                 Females              Total of Persons
 
 

This contains the following information :-

Wacton Magna
with Parva
Depwade Hundred
County of Norfolk

Copy of the Population of
the Parish of Wacton taken in the
Year 1811 as directed by Government.
Thos Muskett }
& }
Shad Perrone }


[Heads] Q1
i
Q1
ii
Q2 Q3 Q4
i
Q4
ii
Q4
iii
Q5
M
Q5
F
Q5
T
Carman R Junr 1 1 - - 1 - - 1 4 5
Muskett Thos 1 1 - - 1 - - 3 3 6
Staff Mat and Smith & Staff 1 3 - - 1 1 1 3 4 7
Rud & Meadows 1 2 - - - 2 - - 2 2
Death & Banham 1 2 - - 1 1 - 3 6 9
Staff Siman & Archer 1 2 - - 1 1 - 1 3 4
Staff Robt Oliver & Staff 1 3 - - 1 2 - 3 3 6
Copsie John 1 1 - - 1 - - 2 5 7
Carman Richd Senr & Jn do 1 2 - - 2 - - 2 3 5
Alderton Mary 1 1 - - - 1 - 1 2 3
Batley John 1 1 - - 1 - - 2 2 4
Scales Robt 1 1 - - 1 - - 2 2 4
Lurken John 1 1 - - 1 - - 3 3 6
Reeve James 1 1 - - 1 - - 5 2 7
Leman & Webb 1 2 - - 2 - - 4 2 6
Dade & Culham 1 2 - - 2 - - 4 6 10
Bower Robt 1 1 - - - 1 - 4 1 5
Weston Willm 1 1 - - 1 - - 3 4 7
Hanton John 1 1 - - 1 - - 3 3 6
Chambers Edmd 1 1 - - 1 - - 2 1 3
Staff & Aldridge 1 2 - - 2 - - 7 4 11
Perrone Shad 1 1 - - 1 - - 2 2 4
Dye John 1 3 - - 3 - - 6 6 12
Dye Green & Mason 1 2 - - 1 1 - 7 6 13
Bishop Jona & Beck & Clarke 1 3 - - 3 - - 8 7 15
Bailey John 1 1 - - 1 - - 1 4 5
Howes Thos 1 1 - - 1 - - 3 6 9
Hubbard Robt Junr 1 1 - - - 1 - 2 2 4
Hubbard Robt Senr & Kemp 1 2 - - - 2 - 3 5 8
Smith John 1 1 - - 1 - - 2 2 4
Sallows John 1 1 - - 1 1 - 3 2 5
Stannard Will 1 1 - - 1 - - 5 6 11
Hewit John 1 1 - - - 1 - 4 1 5
Bishop Joseph 1 1 - - - 1 - 3 3 6
Cook Thos 1 1 - - - 1 - 4 6 10
Harris John E Spurling & Elven 1 3 - - 3 - - 4 4 8
Mason & Jeffries 1 2 - - 1 1 - 5 5 10
[Totals] 37 57 - - 39 17 1 122 135 257

 

[End of Census Document]


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March 2002