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Old 27-07-17, 14:55
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Default Missing Census Pieces and other Anomalies

The following information was put together in 2005. Where I have found corrections have been made in the following years I have added notes rather than deleting the original information so we can be reminded of the types of errors that can and do occur in census transcriptions over large numbers of records.

This is by no means a complete list - if you discover anything you would like me to add, or you discover something on this list has been corrected please pm me or add a post to this thread.


1861 Census - Missing Districts

Completely Missing


145 - All of Islington East, sub to Islington District, Middlesex
219 - All of West London South, sub to West London District, London
(Though Ancestry say 219 is completely missing, 1700 names do appear!!)
407 - All of Woolwich Arsenal, sub to Woolwich District, London
601 - All of Palace, sub to Brighton District, Sussex
903 - All of Woodstock, sub to Woodstock District, Oxfordshire
1039 - All of Ely, sub to Ely District, Cambridgeshire
1231 - All of Harleston, sub to Depwade District, Norfolk
1234 - All of Forncett, sub to Depwade District, Norfolk
3388 - Part of West Leeds, sub to Leeds District, Yorkshire (WR)
4015 - Part of Caerleon sub to Newport District, Monmouthshire
4022 - All of Newport, sub to Newport District, Monmouthshire
4131 - All of Llandilo, sub to Llandilofawr District, Carmarthenshire
4137 - Part of St Clears, sub to Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire
4196 - Part of Aberystwyth, sub to Aberystwyth District, Cardiganshire
4291 - All of Llanelidan, sub to Ruthin District, Denbighshire
4344 - All of Carnarvon, sub to Caernarvon District, Caernarvonshire
4389 - All of Herm and Sark, Channel islands

Partly Missing

217 - Part of West London North, sub to West London North District, London
220 - Part of London South West, sub to City of London District
229 - Part of London North East, sub to City of London District
473 - Part of Northfleet, sub to North Aylesford, Kent
485 - Part of East Peckham, sub to Malling District, Kent
499 - Part of Loose, sub to Maidstone District, Kent
541 - Part of Wingham, sub to Eastry District, Kent
565 - Part of Battle, sub to Battle District, Sussex
690 - Part of The Worthys, sub to Winchester District, Hampshire
758 - Part of Egham, sub to Windsor District, Surrey
837 - Part of Kings Langley, sub to Hemel Hempstead District, Hertfordshire
863 - Part of Princes Risborough, sub to Wycombe District, Buckinghamshire
952 - Part of Higham Ferrers, sub to Wellingborough District, Cambridgeshire
1047 - Part of Leverington, sub to Wisbech District, Cambridgeshire
1194 - Part of Yarmouth Northern, sub to Yarmouth District, Norfolk
1984 - Part of Tettenhall, sub to Wolverhampton District, Staffordshire
2211 - Part of Rugby, sub to Rugby District, Warwickshire
2247 - Part of Lutterworth, sub to Lutterworth District, Leicestershire
2365 - Part of Wragby, sub to Horncastle District, Lincolnshire
2625 - Part of Chester Castle, sub to Chester District, Cheshire
3278 - Part of Halifax, sub to Halifax District, Yorkshire (WR)
3652 - Part of Marske, sub to Guisborough District, Yorkshire (NR)
3735 - Part of Lanchester, sub to Durham District, County Durham
3855 - Part of Stamfordham, sub to Castle Ward Reg District, Northumberland
3913 - Part of Wetheral, sub to Carlisle District, Cumberland
3984 - Part of Dingestow, sub to Monmouth District, Herefordshire
3991 - Part of Llanarth, sub to Abergavenny District, Monmouthshire
4010 - Part of Pontypool, sub to Pontypool District, Monmouthshire
4013 - Part of Caerleon, sub to Newport District, Monmouthshire
4014 - Part of Caerleon, sub to Newport District, Monmouthshire
4024 - Part of St Woollos, sub to Newport District, Monmouthshire
4025 - Part of St Woollos, sub to Newport District, Monmouthshire
4027 - Part of Mynyddyslwyn, sub to Newport District, Monmouthshire
4041 - Part of St Nicholas, sub to Cardiff District, Glamorganshire
4077 - Part of Bridgend, sub to Bridgend District, Glamorganshire
4078 - Part of Bridgend, sub to Bridgend District, Glamorganshire
4079 - Part of Bridgend, sub to Bridgend District, Glamorganshire
4132 - Part of Llandebie, sub to Llandilofawr District, Carmarthenshire
4133 - Part of Llandebie, sub to Llandilofawr District, Carmarthenshire
4138 - Part of St Clears, sub to Carmarthen District, Carmarthenshire
4143 - Part of Conwil, Sub to Carmarthen District, Carmarthenshire
4146 - Part of Llanboidy, sub to Narbeth District, Pembrokeshire
4149 - Part of Narbeth, sub to Narbeth District, Pembrokeshire
4154 - Part of Tenby, sub to Pembroke District, Pembrokeshire
4161 - Part of Milford, sub to Haverfordwest District, Pembrokeshire
4163 - Part of Haverfordwest, sub to Haverfordwest District, Pembrokeshire
4164 - Part of Haverfordwest, sub to Haverfordwest District, Pembrokeshire
4165 - Part of Haverfordwest, sub to Haverfordwest District, Pembrokeshire
4173 - Part of Newport, sub to Cardigan District, Pembrokeshire
4174 - Part of Newport, sub to Cardigan District, Pembrokeshire
4178 - Part of Llandygwydd, sub to Cardigan District, Cardiganshire
4184 - Part of Llandyssil, sub to Newcastle in Emlyn District, Cardiganshire
4185 - Part of Llandyssil, sub to Newcastle in Emlyn District, Cardiganshire
4187 - Part of Pencarreg, sub to Lampeter District, Carmarthenshire
4190 - Part of Llandisilio, sub to Narberth District, Carmarthenshire
4202 - Part of Llangeitho, sub to Tregaron District, Cardiganshire
4211 - Part of Brecknock, sub to Brecknock District, Breconshire
4225 - Part of Hay, sub to Hay District, Breconshire
4228 - Part of Radnor, sub to Kington District, Radnorshire
4231 - Part of Kington, sub to Kington District, Radnorshire
4256 - Part of Chirbury, sub to Forden District, Montgomeryshire
4261 - Part of Llansaintffraid, sub to Llanfyllin District, Montgomeryshire
4262 - Part of Llansaintffraid, sub to Llanfyllin District, Montgomeryshire
4263 - Part of Llansaintffraid, sub to Llanfyllin District, Montgomeryshire
4265 - Part of Llanrhaiade, sub to Llanfyllin District, Montgomeryshire
4266 - Part of Whitford, sub to Holywell District, Flintshire
4270 - Part of Holywell, sub to Holywell District, Flintshire
4272 - Part of Flint, sub to Holywell District, Flintshire
4274 - Part of Mold, sub to Holywell District, Flintshire
4276 - Part of Mold, sub to Holywell District, Flintshire
4280 - Part of Ruabon, sub to Wrexham District, Denbighshire
4290 - Part of Ruthin, sub to Ruthin District, Denbighshire
4295 - Part of St Asaph, sub to St Asaph District, Denbighshire
4298 - Part of Abergele, sub to St Asaph District, Denbighshire
4299 - Part of Abergele, sub to St Asaph District, Denbighshire
4301 - Part of Denbigh, sub to St Asaph District, Denbighshire
4304 - Part of Llanrwst, sub to Llanrwst District, Denbighshire
4309 - Part of Gwyddelwern, sub to Corwen District, Denbighshire
4314 - Part of Bala, sub to Bala District, Merionethshire
4319 - Part of Barmouth, sub to Dolgelly District, Merionethshire
4330 - Part of Pwllheli, sub to Pwllheli District, Caernarvonshire


Missing in 1881?

In the 1881 census there are a lot of spelling mistakes in the transcribed names of Civil Parishes on Ancestry.

E.g. If you look for people living at Hammersmith, you will find.......NONE at all!
However, if you change the spelling of Hammersmith to HaRmmersmith you will find 72,888 people! <<<<< now corrected

Here's the list of those I've noticed so far:

Budewell (Bridewell) 527
Ciucolus Seur (Lincolns Inn lol) 25
Harmmersmith (Hammersmith) 72,888 <<<<<< corrected
Islinston (Islington) 6,215
Kentington (Kensington) 1,290
Linchouse (Limehouse) 20,567 <<<<<<<<<<<<corrected
Marlebone (Marylebone) 22,126
St George Hannover Square (Hanover) 26,720
St George in the Earl (East) 1,244
St Lakes (St Lukes) 7,816
St Mary Bolington (Islington) 1,394
St Pancreas (lol!! Pancras) 843
St Martin Ventry (Vintry) 554
White Chapel (should be one word!) 992
Noddington (Paddington) 1,114


Many of the Civil Parishes that have a saints name have more than one set of records - one for singular and the other plural, such as St George Hanover Square as well as St Georges Hanover Square.
The first 1,000+ records for HaRmmersmith (now corrected to Hammersmith) on Ancestry appear to be untranscribed (i.e. no names, ages, or places of birth transcribed) but on viewing a few of the pages, it's NOT because they were illegible!
In 1881 there is a county called Miscellaneous. This contains 1,245 peoples' records.
There are Vessels where the ship name wasn't filled in, or that page is missing/illegible and also many pages from numerous Workhouses and other intututions around the country where the name of the institution is not recorded!
There are 3,842,710 individuals recorded in the County of London. Of these roughly 35,000 people have no name transcribed at all (some, but nowhere near all, are illegible pages or those where one folio has partly covered the following one(s) when being filmed).
Another 900+ have first name but no surname.
There are 595 people recorded in 1881 as living in the Civil Parish of St Martin Orgur - the parish name on the census folios is St Dionis Backchurch.
About 300 or so people who live in the civil parish of St Andrew by the Wardrobe are indexed as living in the civil parish of St Benet, St Peter and St Paul, which is actually next door!
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Well done Merry, I'm sure I remember you compiling this list many years ago!

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Old 27-07-17, 16:28
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Yes I did, and recognised my own unique use of English when I saw it somewhere else!!
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Oh, haha!

I remember being very surprised to read someone's funny post and recognising my own words about my own children!

I suppose it's a sort of compliment really.

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758 - Part of Egham, sub to Windsor District, Surrey

Does this include Pyrford? I believe some records there were lost due to flooding, and I'm missing one or two 1861s from there.
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In 1861 Pyrford seems to be in the Registration district Chertsey (sub-registration district also Chertsey), according to ancestry, but they are sometimes wrong!

EDIT: I've just looked on UKBMD and they say Pyrford was in Chertsey district 1837-1934.
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lol just came across 1,100 people in 1881 apparently living in a place called Noddington rather than Paddington!! Adding to the list above.....
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