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Trumpington Local History Group

1841 Census of Trumpington
Copyright © Trumpington Local History Group, 2014. Updated 1 July 2014.
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This is part of a census project by the Trumpington Local History Group
to transcribe the eight censuses for the parish of Trumpington from 1841
to 1911. This page has an introduction to the 1841 census and a PDF file
with the
1841 census transcription. If you find an error, or wish to make
any comments, please contact our
census address.
Census of 6th June 1841
HO107/74/14 (Enumeration District 19) and HO107/74/15 (Enumeration District 20)

Trumpington was divided into two enumeration districts.

ED19: "all that part of the parish of Trumpington which lies on the right hand side of the road
leading from Cambridge to Hauxton except the Workhouse Yard".

ED20: "all that part of the parish of Trumpington which lies on the left hand side of the road
leading from Cambridge to Hauxton including the Workhouse Yard".

These have been combined into a single file for ease of reference.

Very often no location within the parish is stated, and one is left guessing by reference to the
apparent neighbours or to later censuses.

The 1841 census contains less detailed information about individuals than later years. In
particular:

Ages of those over 15 were supposed to be rounded down to a multiple of 5 (e.g. 39 would be
recorded as 35, 51 as 50).

No place of birth is given; just whether or not born in the county of Cambridgeshire, or in
Scotland, Ireland or Foreign Parts.

Occupations are usually only stated for heads of households.

No relationships with the head of household are given.
Detail from Baker's Map of the University and Town of Cambridge, 1830. Reproduced by permission of Cambridgeshire Records Society. In the 1841 census, Ebener Foster and family were recorded as living at Anstey House.
Detail from Baker's Map
of the University and
Town of Cambridge
,
1830. Reproduced by
permission of
Cambridgeshire Records
Society. In the 1841
census, Ebener Foster
and family were recorded
as living at Anstey House.