Respecting the manner in which Entries may be made in the
After City or Borough
of write the name, if the District is in a City or Borough;
if not, draw a line through those words, or through whichever of the two
the District does not belong to. After Parish or Township of
write the name; if there is no Township in the Parish, draw a line
through Township; if it is a Township, write the name of the
Township, and draw a line through Parish. If it is Extra-Parochial,
draw a line through Parish or Township of, and write Extra-Parochial
over those words, and after it the name.
In the column headed Place,
write the name of the house (if it has a name), or of the street or other
part of the town, or of the village, hamlet, or extra-parochial place
in which it stands, opposite to the mark denoting each house, or the first
house in the street, &c., and write do. opposite to every
other in the same street, &c.
Houses. - Insert houses
uninhabited or building in the manner shewn in the Example, writing
1U or 1B, as the case may be, in the proper column,
opposite to the inhabited house to which each stands nearest. Every house
which is unoccupied at the time of your visit and is believed not to have
been slept in the night before, may be inserted as uninhabited. New houses,
not yet inhabited, may be inserted as Building. Where
there is a row of such houses the total number may be inserted before
the letter B instead of the separate insertion of each.
By House is meant Dwelling-House,
and every building in which any person habitually sleeps must be considered
as a dwelling-house; but buildings, such as churches or warehouses, or
any others, which were never used or intended to be used as dwelling-houses,
must not be inserted.
Names of each Person who abode
therein the preceding night. - Insert, without distinction
or omission, every living person who abode or slept in each house.
Leave no blank spaces between the names, but enter each immediately after
the one preceding it, so that each page may contain 25. Set down one after
the other those who have the same surname, beginning with the heads of
the family, and put no others between them. As long as the surname is
the same do not repeat it, but write do. Where there are more
christian names than one, as John William, or Maria Louisa, write
down only the first.
When the person is a Peer or Peeress, the title
may be written instead of the name. The words Lord, Lady, Sir, Rt.
Hon. Hon. may be put before the names of those to whom they belong.
If no christian name has been given to an infant
write n. k. for not known, as in the Example.
If, as may happen in a lodging-house or inn,
a person who slept there the night before, has gone away early and the
name is not known, write n. k. where the name should have been.
At the end of the names of each family draw
a line thus / as in the Example. At the end of the names of the inmates
in each house draw a double line thus //.
Age and Sex. -
Write the age of each person opposite to the name in one of the two columns
headed Males and Females, according to the sex.
Write the age of every person under 15 years
as it is stated to you. For persons aged 15 years and upwards, write the
lowest of the term of 5 years within which the age is.
Thus - for Persons aged
15 years and under 20
20 years and under 25
25 years and under 30
30 years and under
35 write 30
35 years and under
40 write 35
40 years and under 45
45 years and under 50
50 years and under
55 write 50
55 years and under
60 write 55
60 years and under 65
65 years and under 70
70 years and under 75
and so on up to the greatest ages.
If no more can ascertained respecting the age of any person than that
the person is a child or is grown up, write under 20, or above
20, as the case may be.
Profession, Trade, Employment,
or of Independent Means. - Men, or widows, or single women, having
no profession or calling, but living on their means, may be inserted as
independent, which may be written shortly, thus Ind.
The profession, &c., of wives, or of
sons or daughters living with their husbands or parents, and assisting
them, but not apprenticed or receiving wages, need not be set down.
All persons serving in Her Majestys Land
service as officers or privates in the Line, Cavalry, Engineers, or Artillery,
may be entered as Army, without any statement of their rank,
adding H.P. for Half-Pay, and P. for Pensioner.
All persons belonging to Her Majestys Sea
service, including Marines, may be entered as Navy, adding H.P.
for Half-Pay, and P. for Pensioner.
All domestic servants may be entered as M.S.
for Male Servant, or F.S. for Female Servant, without
statement of their particular duties, as whether butler, groom, gardener,
housekeeper, cook, &c., &c.
Insert all other professions, trades, or employments,
as they are described by the parties, or by others on their behalf, writing
J. for Journeyman, Ap. for Apprentice,
and Sh. for Shopman, after the statement of the trade
of those who are such. Master need not be inserted; every one
will be so considered who is not entered as journeyman or apprentice.
Time may be saved by writing the following
words, shortly thus, M. for Manufacturer, m.
for Maker, as Shoe m. for Shoemaker, Cl.
for Clerk, Ag. lab. for Agricultural labourer,
which may include all farming servants and labourers in husbandry. Use
no other marks or abbreviations but those herein allowed.
Rank, or any such term as Esq. or
Gentleman, must not be entered in this column.
Where born.- Whether in the
same County. - Write opposite to each name (except those of
Irish, Scotch, or Foreigners,) Y. or N. for Yes
or No, as the case may be.
Whether in Scotland, Ireland, or Foreign
Parts. - Write in this column, S. for those who were born
in Scotland; I. for those born in Ireland;
and F. for Foreigners. This latter mark is to be used
only for those who are subjects of some Foreign State, and not for British
subjects who happen to have been born abroad.
Enter the Totals at the bottom of each page
as in the Example, and enter and add up all the Totals in the summary
in the last page. This may be done at home, and must be written with ink.
The entries in the pages of the Enumeration
Schedule (except the Totals) may be written with a pencil, which will
be furnished for that purpose. All that is written in the 3 pages following
them must be written with ink.