Source:England. 1841 Census Returns of England and Wales

Source General Register Office. The National Archives (abbreviated TNA)
1841 Census Schedules for England and Wales, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands
Coverage
Place England
Wales
Isle of Man
Channel Islands
Year range 1841 - 1841
Subject Census records
Publication information
Type Government / Church records
Place issued Kew, Richmond, Greater London TW9 4DU, United Kingdom
Periodical / Series name HO 107/1-1465 Census Returns
Citation
England. General Register Office. The National Archives (abbreviated TNA): 1841 Census Schedules for England and Wales, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. (Kew, Richmond, Greater London TW9 4DU, United Kingdom).
Repositories
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Findmypast.comhttp://www.findmypast.co.uk/CensusPersonStartSea..Paid website
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Background

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The United Kingdom Census of 1841 recorded the occupants of every United Kingdom household on the night of 6 June 1841. The enactment of the Population Act 1840 meant a new procedure was adopted for taking the 1841 census. It was described as the "first modern census" as it was the first to record information about every member of the household, and administered as a single event, under central control, rather than being devolved to a local level. It formed the model for all subsequent UK censuses, although each went on to refine and expand the questions asked of householders.

It was important for early demographic analysis of the United Kingdom population and remains of interest to historians, demographers and genealogists, although the information about each person is quite limited compared with that available from later censuses.

The 1841 census recorded people's names, age, sex, occupation, and if they were born in the county of their residence, or if they were born in another county, or if they were born anywhere other than in England and Wales. Children under 15 were to have their age recorded accurately, while those over 15 were to be rounded down to the nearest 5 years so, for example, someone aged 63 should be recorded as aged 60. However, not all enumerators followed this instruction and exact ages may have been recorded.

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The 1841 census was conducted based on information for the 6th June 1841.

Until 2003 the General Record Office was part of the Public Record Office (PRO) and had its offices first in St. Catherine's House, Chancery Lane, in central London, and later in the Family Records Centre, Islington. References to the PRO may appear in older documentation. For more information on the National Archives and the General Record Office, see Wikipedia

Another article in Wikipedia includes a "List of UK censuses" giving the date each census was held and the changes to questions asked.

Scotland and Northern Ireland maintain their census records separately.

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