Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Boveney New Town Census 1911

The United Kingdom Census of 1911 was taken on 3rd April, that year and was the eighth of the UK censuses to include details of household members. The total number of persons returned as living in England and Wales at midnight on Sunday, April 2nd, 1911, was 36,075,269. This shows an increase of 3,547,426 upon the number enumerated on March 31st, 1901, and gives a decennial rate of increase of 10.9 percent. It is the first census that has the returns for each household as completed by the head of the house are available

Details collected include:

Place: street name, house number or house name.

Houses: inhabited, uninhabited or a building and the number of rooms.

Names of each person who was resident in the house on the night preceding the census.

Age and sex of each person: The actual age in years or months for babies under one year are recorded in the 1911 census.

Particulars as to Marriage: married, single (persons 15 years and upwards) or widowed; years married, the number of children, living and who had died.

Profession or Occupation.

Birthplace and nationality.


The Superintend Registrar's District was Eton, Bucks and the Registrar's district was Burnham. Enumeration District No. 1. The enumerator was not recorded on the cover of the Census records.

The area for the 1911 census included was the entire parishes of Dorney and Boveney.

The 1911 Census reveals that there were 125 households, one house was unoccupied and 503 people in residence in the parish of Boveney at midnight on the 2nd April. In Lower Boveney (Boveney New Town) there were 94 households and 389 people recorded. The oldest person, Ann Grimes at the age of 91, she was born in 1820. There were two residents in their 80’s. Arthur Lea was youngest at one-month-old, he was the third child of Thomas and Martha. There had been two children born in the first three months of 1911.

Click on this link to see our transcription of the 1911 census records for Boveney.. We will be looking deeper into what the census reveals about the growing village and publish our findings in future articles.

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