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From: "John Henley" <>
Subject: Re: TWICE in the 1881 census?
Date: Fri, 30 Aug 2002 12:29:02 +0100
----- Original Message ----- From: "Ruth Aylett" <>
> After various people who seem to have escaped the 1881 census I now seem
> have someone who appears twice, once in Essex with wife and mother in law
> and once in London in same house with brother and family. The evidence for
> it being the same guy is too long to inflict on you unless you are
> interested, my question is whether anyone else has come across this?> >
Double enumeration happens, but very rarely, usually because the householder
has mis-understood the instructions that the census is a count of people
overnight in a building rather than those usually resident. (unlike the
2001 census, which changed the rules to enumerate those usually resident,
which may create probs in 3001!!). Thus night-workers, mariners, police and
prison officers, patients and inmates, scholars and commercial travellers
may be susceptible to this.
Occasionally, a street or odd houses have been enumerated twice by diffeent
enumerators. There is an example of this in the 1881 in Bethnal Green, and
most illuminating are the differences between the two results!
Fiinally Andrew TODD's helpful booklet on Family History Problem Solving
"Nuts & Bolts" has a cautionary tale on how two separate Jane BEADSMOOREs,
first cousins, appeared from the census returns to be one person.
(still catching up on masses of emails )
using Archive CDs - see
and researching (and not finding much time for - but always very glad to
hear of any)
HENLEY, PARKER, PRENTICE, SECKER, RAPER, DURDEN
ROLFE, (O)RAFFERTY, EVANS, PARSONS, SYMONDS [IN Berks/Hants/Wilts]
HILL [IN Staffs/Cambs/Berks]
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