Updated 1 Jun 2003

WIRKSWORTH Parish Records 1600-1900

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Explanation of Index Layout - 1881 Census

A standard layout is used in this website for the 1881 Census Index.
An example and explanation are given here.

This area contained 17,469 people in 36 Enumeration Districts

The Standard Index LAYOUT

Code  SURNAME   Firstname  Age

Id10b    DOWNING Rose H. 37
Id10g    DOWNING Rose H. 1
Id10f    DOWNING Sarah E. 2
Id10a    DOWNING William 53
Hw87a    DOWNING William 28
Mk0837d  DOWNS Gracie 7
Md167a   DOXEY Aaron 41
Md077a   DOXEY Aaron 30
Md119c   DOXEY Aaron 19
Mk0253e  DOXEY Ada 8
Md047c   DOXEY Ada 7
W148c    DOXEY Agnes 16

KEY to this LAYOUT

  • CODE column serves as a unique reference to each entry, eg: Id10b
    Prefixes are:
      Ad=Alderwasley   As=Ashlehay       Bg=Biggin        Bn=Bonsall
      Br=Brassington   Cw=Callow         Cn=Carsington    Cm=Cromford
      Hp=Hopton        Hw=Hulland Ward   Ib=Ible          Id=Idridghay
      Ir=Ironbrook     Iw=Ireton Wood    Kk=Kirk Ireton   Mk=Matlock
      Md=Middleton     Sh=Shottle        Ty=Tansley       W=Wirksworth
    Digits indicate the household in the order written down in the Census.
    Suffix a,b,c etc indicate order within the household, "a" is usually the head of the household, "b" the wife, "c,d,e etc" are usually children.
  • AGE column shows the age declared, which is intended to be exact. Suffixes: m=month, w=week, d=day.
  • HOW to USE: click on the name, and the "magic hyperlink" takes you straight to that person in the main Census Listing. You can see full details of the person, and the rest of the household.
    This "large-scale hyperlinked Index" has not been seen elsewhere on the Internet.

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