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Data Contents
  Districts
     District 10
     District 11
     District 12
  Folio
  Household
  Address
   Names
  Relationships
  Marriage Status
  Ages
  Occupations
  Where Born

 

 


 

 

 


 

 



 


 


 

 

Data Source
The original data is in the custody of the National Archives in the UK. The enumerator books have been filmed and can be found in some local archives, libraries and Family History Centres. Dependent on the area of interest, there are some surname indexes available and I would recommend you contact the Family History Society for the county of interest. Ancestry.com have a copy of the 1901 census for all of England available on-line. It is indexed and you can view copies of the enumerator pages.
 

Data Reference :  TNA(PRO) RG13 /762
TNA is The National Archives which was previously known as the Public Records Office (PRO). RG13 is the reference for the 1901 census while 762 is the piece which includes Staplehurst.

Census Date:   31 March 1901

 

Quality of Data
I have transcribed this data from a copy of the film. Like all transcriptions, there will be errors which I will apologize for in advance although the use of this data is at your own risk. If you do find errors in the transcription, please notify me and I will correct. You will find my contact information from the home page.

You need to also note that the spelling of names is transcribed as written and this may well differ to what you expect.
 
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Regional Description
County of Kent
Registration District: Maidstone
Registration Sub-District: Yalding
Rural  District: Maidstone
Parliamentary Division: Ashford
Civil Parish: Staplehurst
Number of Enumeration Districts 10, 11, 12.
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District
The first column contains the Enumeration District. Staplehurst was divided into 3 enumeration districts (10, 11, and 12) for this census. The description of the districts is copied from the census book as follows.

District 10
 Boundary of Enumeration District (10)
All that part of Staplehurst Civil Parish bounded on the North by the Board Schools & North & South Villas, on the East by a circle described from the Board Schools to the Rectory, on the South by the Rectory & Fuller House inclusive, on the west by a circle described from Fuller House to North lodge & South Villa.

Contents of Enumeration District (10)
The whole of the Village of Staplehurst including the Rectory, the Cottages, Bly Court, Plank Fields Cottages, Butchers Farm, Windmill Cottages, Cottages in Bell Lane, Loddenden, Board Schools, North & South Villas, Fuller House and Staplehurst Quarter.



District 11
 Boundary of Enumeration District (11)
All that part of Staplehurst Civil Parish bounded on the North by the parishes of Sutton & Boughton, on the east by the turnpike road from Maidstone to Cranbrook, on the south by the Parish of Cranbrook, on the west by Marden.

Contents of Enumeration District (11)
All the houses and cottages on the west side of the Turnpike road leading from Maidstone to Cranbrook (except the village) including Great Pagehurst, Little Pagehurst, Little Dourn, Great Courn, Brick Kiln Farm, Staplehurst Plain, Little Hartsheath, Great Hartsheath, Bouns End, Knoxbridge Cottage, West Toll House, Cuckold’s Corner, Railway Station & Cottages, Ward’s Cottages, Hartleys and Waghorn’s Cottages.



District 12
 Boundary of Enumeration District (12)
All that part of Staplehurst civil Parish bounded on the North by the Parish of Sutton, on the East by the Parishes of Headcorn and Frittenden, on the South by the Parish of Cranbrook, on the West by the Turnpike road leading from Maidstone to Cranbrook.

Contents of Enumeration District (12)
All the houses and cottages on the East side of the Turnpike road leading from Maidstone to Cranbrook (except the village) including Lowdwells Farm, Cross at Hand cottages, Newsted Farm, Chickenden, Thorps Farm, Slaney Place, Milking Pail Farm, Curleys Farm, Exhurst, Cradducks Farm, Maplehurst, Old House Farm, Great and Little Wadd, East Iden, Staplehurst House and all Lodges, Knoxbridge, Knoxbridge Cottages, South Eastern Hotel  and Cottages.


There is an excellent map on the  Old Maps  web site dating from 1873 which clearly shows many of the larger farms.
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Folio
The second column holds the folio number as defined by the TNA. Where there is the addition of a letter 'b' it indicates it is the right hand side of the double page. This forms part of the reference number for the data.

Household
In the column marked ‘HH’, the enumerator recorded a number against each household. For each district the number restarts at 1.
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Address
The address column includes the address as recorded by the enumerator. Many of the houses in the village are just recorded as High Street but most of the farms and bigger houses are identified.


Names
The first name and surname are included in separate columns. Spelling is transcribed as written in the original.

Relationship
The relationship column records an individual’s relationship to the Head of the household.

Condition as to Marriage
In this column is recorded for all adults their marital status. The abbreviations used are: s = single, m = married, w = widow or widower.

Ages
Ages are in 2 columns, M for male and F for female. The enumerator recorded the actual age of the person in years except those children under 1 and then it includes the number of months (mths).
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Occupations
The occupations are recorded. The term ‘Agricultural Labourercover many trades in farming. 

Where Born
The persons place of birth is generally given as parish and county. I have split these into 2 columns for ease of analysis.
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