Web Sites of Interest
Sarah Brown's Bovingdon "Web Site"
Sarah Brown is in the process of closing down her Bovingdon Web Site and she has agreed that the census returns can continue to be online, hosted by this site. The following text is from her site, as are the pages containing the 1841 and 1871 censuses.
Bovingdon Census Returns
Welcome to these pages on Bovingdon census returns. These relate to the village of Bovingdon in Hertfordshire. I have put online the 1841 and 1871 transcripts. I apologise for any errors in them. It's not easy to read all the entries and since they were transcribed from photocopies, the ends of some lines were illegible. I've tried to guess the endings and have put these in square brackets [ ].
You should be aware that, in places, the spelling is terrible, e.g. plaiter spelt plaughter and scholar spelt scoller. So when looking for surnames, try different variants. I've copied the misspelling and leave you to work out what they may or may not be.
Note that the file is rather large and may take a while to download.
Please note that the transcript is my own and therefore is not to be used by others without asking first!
Sarah has also published a book: Bovingdon - History of a Hertfordshire Village
There is a web page for Bovingdon
Page updated January 2005