Census Returns

1861 Census

Middlesex Census

Hertfordshire Locations included

Archive CD Books have just issued the 1861 census (copies of original books) on CD and it should be noted that they include a number of entries for places in Hertfordshire close to the (then) county boundary.

The advance publicity included the following note:

Please note: Censuses are organised by Registration Districts, which do not necessarily correspond with county boundaries. A set of census records for a Registration District may omit some places within a county, and/or include places from adjacent counties. The CDs contain the records of Registration Districts. Middlesex is one of the worst case scenarios for this "problem", as a large proportion of the county falls within the London Registration Districts, and these are therefore not included in this CD set. 

It is easy to clarify the area of Middlesex covered by the Piece Nos. RG9/762-802 which are listed on PRO-CAT as the following Registration Districts:

Staines R.D.762-765: Ashford, Cranford, East Bedfont, Feltham, Hanworth, Harlington, Harmondsworth, Laleham, Littleton, Shepperton, Staines, Stanwell, Sunbury.

Uxbridge R.D.766-770: Cowley, Harefield, Hayes, Hillingdon, Ickenham, Northolt, Norwood, Ruislip, Uxbridge, West Drayton, Yiewsley.

Brentford R.D.771-781: Acton, Chiswick, Ealing, Great Greenford, Hanwell, Heston, Isleworth, New Brentford, Old Brentford, Perivale, Twickenham

Hendon R.D.782-786: Edgware, Great Stanmore, Harrow on the Hill, Harrow Weald, Hendon, Kingsbury, Little Stanmore, Pinner, Twyford Abbey , Wealdstone, Wembley, Willesden

Barnet R.D. 787-790: Friern Barnet, Finchley, Monken Hadley, South Mimms. (partly in Hertfordshire)

Edmonton R.D. 791-802: Edmonton, Enfield, Hornsey, Southgate, Tottenham, Wood Green (appears to include parts of Cheshunt in Hertfordshire & Waltham Abbey in Essex)

The above is a detail of one of the Totteridge entries. The original is of better quality, and to display the full page at best resolution would take too long to download

Places in Essex and Hertfordshire included in the Registration Districts of this census set:

County / Place / Piece / Folio

ESS Holyfield RG9-801 73-81
ESS Sewardstone RG9-801 105-111
ESS Sewardstone RG9-801 119-128
ESS Upshire RG9-801 85-101
ESS Upshire RG9-801 111-115
ESS Waltham Abbey RG9-801 4-66
ESS Watham Abbey RG9-801 67-69

HRT Arkley RG9-787 59
HRT Barnet RG9-787 115-118
HRT Barnet RG9-787 118-130
HRT Boreham Wood RG9-787 7-12
HRT Broad Colney RG9-787 21-22
HRT Cheshunt RG9-802 4-173
HRT Chipping Barnet RG9-788 74-96
HRT Chipping Barnet RG9-788 71-74
HRT Chipping Barnet RG9-788 31-71
HRT Colney Heath RG9-787 54-55
HRT Dugdale Hill RG9-787 99
HRT East Barnet RG9-788 99-116
HRT Elstree RG9-787 4-7
HRT Friern Barnet RG9-789 97-98
HRT Friern Barnet RG9-790 22-47
HRT Gannic Corner RG9-787 105-106
HRT Green Street RG9-787 57
HRT Hadley RG9-788 5-27
HRT London Colney RG9-787 22-28
HRT Ridge RG9-787 60-61
HRT Saffron Green RG9-787 58
HRT Shenley RG9-787 16-21
HRT Shenley RG9-787 37-49
HRT Shenley RG9-787 28-33
HRT South Mimms RG9-787 86-98
HRT South Mimms RG9-787 100-102
HRT Tittenhanger RG9-787 53-54
HRT Tittenhanger RG9-787 55-57
HRT Totteridge RG9-788 120-129

For more details see the census project web pages at http://www.rod-neep.co.uk/books/census/index.htm