Extract from the Census Return for Grindon 1871

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Description:Census returns are among the most useful sources of historical information about places and households. The first national census was taken in 1801 and they were repeated every 10 years. This extract is from the Grindon census returns for 1871. It records each household and the members of the household resident on the night of the census, 2nd April 1871. The relationship between the household members is given as is the marital status, occupation and place of birth. This last piece of information is often crucial for family history but also tells us about migration into a particular place.
This extract is of particular interest as it gives us an insight into the community and the variety of occupations. In this extract there is a farmer of ten acres, aged 90 years and also, in another dwelling, a widow aged 88 years.

RG10/2885 f128

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