Pendomer

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PENDOMER 1901


The 1901 Census for England was taken on the night of 31 March 1901. The following information was requested: Name of street, place, etc.; house number or name; whether or not the house was inhabited or in build; number of rooms occupied if fewer than five; name of each person that had spent the night in that household; relationship of person enumerated to the head of the family; each person's marital status; age at last birthday (sex is indicated by which column the age is recorded in); each person's occupation; whether they are employer or employee or working on own account; whether working at home; person's place of birth; whether deaf and dumb, blind, lunatic, or imbecile or feeble-minded.

Enumeration forms were distributed to all households a few days before census night and the complete forms were collected the next day. The responses were to reflect the individual's status as of 31 March 1901 for all individuals who had spent the night in the house. People who were travelling or living abroad were enumerated at the location where they were on census night. All of the details from the individual forms were later sorted and copied into enumerators' books, which are the records we can view images of today. The original householders’ schedules from 1841 to 1901 were destroyed.

The clerks who compiled and reviewed the census data made a variety of marks on the returns. Unfortunately, many of these tally marks were written over personal information and some fields, such as ages, can be difficult to read as a result. More useful marks include a single slash between households within a building and a double slash separating households in separate buildings.

The second edition of the Ordnance Survey was published at about this time and a map showing part of Pendomer is here.

For some reason several properties in Pendomer, including Pen Hill Farm and Pen Parsonage Farm, were empty on the night of the census.  

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