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Bourton Square from 1910. Photo courtesy of Paul Williams
Bourton Alms Houses from 1910, mentioned by name in the 1851 Census. Photo courtesy of Paul Williams
Aerial view of Bourton. Photo courtesy of Neil B. Maw
Bourton Church and old Vicarage. Photo courtesy of Neil B. Maw

Bourton Census for 1851

This listing is to give access to the official government census of 1851. During this census the enumerators were asked to visit every City, Town and Village and even the smallest farm and hamlets in the UK. For the most part they were succesful in including the names of everyone living in those places. The census forms were examined by household to include the full name of every man, woman and child. However, being hand-written, some of the entries are difficult to read, so the occasional name entrered here on this transcription may be incorrect. However, we have attempted to use our best judgement at what has been written. Where possible we have also added information that we know to be correct from other sources. Where some information is doubtful we have incuded a ? so we recommend that the original page is checked in order to make your own decision.
To make best use of this listing, we suggest that you first look at the brief alphabetical listing and note the page number on which that person appeared in the original census. You can do that by going HERE.
You can then check out the individual page transcription by going HERE
If you wish to look at the original, handwritten pages, we have included a copy of them, courtesy of the Berkshire County Archive, by going HERE
  • Year:
  • Place:
  • Ref:
    Chest1 (N1070)
  • Item Ref:
  • Find it:
    Chest1 (N1070)



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