Wednesday 4 April 2018

Boveney Census 1881

The United Kingdom Census of 1881 recorded the people residing in every household on the night of 3rd April 1881, and was the fifth of the UK censuses to include details of household members. The total population of England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland (all the 32 counties of Northern Ireland and what is now the Irish Republic) was recorded as 34,884,848 persons.

Details collected include: address, name, relationship to the head of the family, marital status, age at last birthday, gender, occupation, and place of birth.

The registration District was Eton, Bucks and the sub-district Burnham. Enumeration District No. 1 and the enumerator was Edward Groves.

It should be noted that in 1881 only houses included in What was to become Boveney Newtown were the two cottages opposite the Beerhouse at Eton Wick. The Enumerator's district included part of Dorney Parish and the whole of the Liberty of Boveney.

The 1881 Census reveals that there were 3 households and 14 people resident in Boveney Newtown on the 3rd April. The oldest person, Sarah Bradbrook was 60 and was born in 1821. The youngest at 4 years old was Albert Trotman. The cottages opposite The Beerhouse were in Bell Lane and there was one further cottage being built.

We will be looking deeper into what the census reveals about the development of Boveney Newtown and Eton Wick and publish our findings in future articles.

Click on this link to view the 1881 census transcription for Boveney Newtown. Or copy and paste this URL into your internet browser search bar.!AhEYVTOfCz1Z60eMze15npcIOX8B 

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