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From: "Richard Goring" <>
Subject: Re: 1831 census?
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2002 19:16:09 +0100
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Hi, Dorothy.

Yes, there was an 1831 Census, and 1821, 1811 and 1801 as well! BUT....

They were numerical counts only, no names being required, and (with the odd
exception) were destroyed long ago. However, most of the exceptions which
have survived do name the Head of Household at each dwelling.

Here and there, the odd parish ecclesiastical census from early years of the
19th Century has also survived. Again, these tend only to name the Head of

There is one of these covering a rural part of Essex, but exactly where
eludes me at this moment. No doubt another lister can soon tell you if it
includes Boxted and/or Langahm

Richard Goring
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----- Original Message -----
From: Dorothy Wass <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, June 19, 2002 11:49 PM
Subject: 1831 census?

> Was there a 1831 census? I am searching for my ancestor JONATHAN NEVARD
in Boxted, or Langham, Essex.
> Dot (USA)

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