Updated 24 Feb 2003

WIRKSWORTH Parish Records 1600-1900

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1891 Census Layout

The explanation of the layout of the 1891 Census on this website is given here.


W025a Thomas T SMITH  Head  M  80   M  Vicar of Wirksworth  Richmond SRY  Tunstall

Information included
  • CODE column serves as a unique reference to each entry, eg:W025a
    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
         Iw=Ireton Wood   Ir=Ironbrook      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.

  • RELATION column gives the relation to the declared Head of the household. (Col 7)
  • CON column gives marital condition, such as: M=Married, S=Single, W=Widow or Widower (Col 8)
  • AGE column shows the age declared, which is intended to be the age last birthday. (Cols 9,10)
  • SEX column indicates gender, M=male, F=female
  • OCCUPATION column contains following contractions: (Col 11)
    "FWK"= Frame Work Knitter, "J'man"= Journeyman
  • WHERE BORN column gives the declared Place of Birth. (Col 15). Places within Derbyshire show no county,
    outside Derbyshire places use 3-letter Chapman County Codes
  • HEALTH column states whether: (Col 16)
    (1) Deaf-and-Dumb
    (2) Blind
    (3) Lunatic, Imbecile or Idiot
  • COMMENT column includes words that are too long to fit into other columns.
Information NOT included
  • Whether Employer. (Col 12)
  • Whether Employed. (Col 13)
  • Whether neither Employer nor Employed. (Col 14)

Schedule---Address------(rooms)----[Township]-----(Page, Enumerator's District,
    #1---Coldwell St---(4 rooms)---[Wirksworth]---(Page 1, ED 1, RSD "Wirksworth", RG12/2750)---
                                                         Registrar's Sub-District, PRO reference)

In the Census, each household is given a "No. of Schedule". (Col 1)
The Address lists "Road,Street &c, and No. or Name of House". (Col 2)
The "Number of rooms occupied if less than five" is given. (Col 5)
A Page number is given, each page holding up to 25 entries.
Enumeration District, Registrar's Sub District and
Public Record Office reference number are also present.
All this information is given in the listing in red

The Public Record Office number can be used to order microfilm of the Census from the PRO,
or view at a reference library.

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