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1911 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 1911 census and a PDF file
with the
1911 census transcription. If you find an error, or wish to make
any comments, please contact our
census address.
Census of 2nd April 1911
RG14/9099 Enumeration District 20

Enumerator: George E Hutt

"The whole of the Civil Parish of Trumpington except Homerton Training College.

Ecclesiastical Parish Cherryhinton St John the Evangelist (part of): Hills Road from Borough
Boundary to Trumpington Drift (west side), Luard Road, Red Cross Farm, Red Cross House,
Trinity Farm, Purbeck Road.

Ecclesiastical Parish St Mary and St Michael (entire): The Village, Houses on Road leading to
Cambridge both sides, Chaucer Road, Latham Road, River Farm, Mill Road, Railway Gate
House, Southacre, Wood End, Trumpington Hall, Alpha Road, North Terrace, Newton Road,
Houses at Corner of Shelford Road, Vicarage Farm."

1911 is the only census where individual household schedules have been published, rather than
pages from the enumerators' books. This presents particular challenges when transcribing, as
the handwriting changes from schedule to schedule, often making it harder to read. There is no
consistency between different householders' interpretation of the instructions; information is
sometimes incomplete or incorrectly entered.

Addresses are presented in three different ways: the householder's own version, the "official"
address according to the enumerator, and that recorded in the enumerator's list of schedules.
These are often at variance with each other. We have, in general, used the address presented
by the householder, only resorting to one of the others if that address lacks detail (for instance,
simply "Trumpington").

For the first time information about the history of the marriage of each married woman is
included. Four new columns appear: "Completed years the present Marriage has lasted", "Total
Children Born Alive" to the present marriage, "Children still Living", and "Children who have
Died". These were often filled in against the husband rather than the wife, in which case (for
consistency) we have transcribed them against the wife's name. Widows were not supposed to
enter this information, but they frequently did, in which case the numbers have usually been
scored through in red. In these cases we have transcribed the original figures, which will be of
interest to some researchers.

The only roads to be consistently given house numbers are Alpha Terrace and North Cottages.
Inland Revenue Land Value map for Trumpington, 1910-11. Reproduced
by permission of Cambridgeshire Archives, file 470/047, sheet XLVII.10.
John and Emma Farrington were living at Alpha Cottage in 1911.
Inland Revenue Land Value map for Trumpington, 1910-11. Reproduced by permission of Cambridgeshire Archives, file 470/047, sheet XLVII.10. John and Emma Farrington were living at Alpha Cottage in 1911.