ABSTRACT


OF THE


ANSWERS AND RETURNS



Made pursuant to an ACT, passed in the Fifty-first Year of
His Majesty King GEORGE III.



INTITULED,


"An ACT for taking an Account of the Population
"of GREAT BRITAIN, and of the Increase or
"Diminution thereof."


Enumeration.


PART I.
ENGLAND AND WALES.


Ordered to be printed 21st December 1801.


PART II.
SCOTLAND.


Ordered to be printed 9th June 1802.


QUESTIONS

TO which, by Directions of an Act passed in the Forty-first Year of the Reign of His Majesty King GEORGE the Third, Intituled, An Jet for taking an Account of the Population, of Great Britain, and of the Increase or Diminution thereof , written Answers were to be returned by the Rector, Vicar, Curate, or Officiating Minister, and Overseers of the Poor, or (in Default thereof) by some other substantial Householder, of every Parish, Township and Place (including those Places also which are Extra-parochial) in England , and by the School-masters or other Persons appointed under the said Act for every Parish in Scotland ; signed by them respectively, and attested upon Oath or Affirmation by the laid Overseers, or (in Default thereof) by such other substantial Householders as aforesaid, in England , and by the Schoolmasters or such other Persons as aforesaid in Scotland ; for which Purpose they were directed to attend the Justices of the Peace, within their respective Jurisdictions, at such Times and Places as the said Justices of the Peace appointed, on Pain of incurring the Penalties imposed by the said Act for every wilful Default or Neglect.

1st. HOW many Inhabited Houses are there in your Parish, Township, or Place; by how many Families are they occupied; and, how many houses therein are Uninhabited?

2d. HOW many Persons (including Children of whatever Age) are there actually found within the Limits of your Parish, Township, or Place, at the Time of taking this Account, distinguishing Males and Females, and exclusive of Men actually serving; in His Majesty's Registrar Forces or Militia, and exclusive of Seamen either in His Majesty Service or belonging to Registered Vessels?

3d. WHAT Number of Persons, in your Parish, Township, or Place, are chiefly employed in Agriculture; how many in Trade, Manufactures, or Handicraft; and, how many are not. comprized in any of the preceding Classes?

4th. WHAT was the Number of Baptisms and Burials in your Parish, Township, or Place, in the several Years 1700, 1710, 1720, 1730, 1740, 1750, 1760, 1770, 1780 and each subsequent Year, to the 31st Day of December 1800, distinguishing Males from Females?

5th. WHAT has been the Number of Marriages in your Parish, Township, or Place, in each Year, from the Year 1754 inclusive to the End of the Year 1800?

6th. ARE there any Matters which you think it necessary to remark in Explanation of your Answers to any of the preceding Questions?


IN this ABSTRACT are collected the ANSWERS returned to the FIRST, SECOND, THIRD, and SIXTH Questions.

SUMMARY OF ENUMERATION
M.DCCC.I.


  HOUSES PERSONS OCCUPATIONS TOTAL OF PERSONS
Inhabited By how many Families occupied Unhabited Males Females Persons chiefly employed in Agriculture Persons chiefly employed in Trade Manufactures, or Handicraft All other Persons not comprized in the Two preceding Classes
ENGLAND 1,467,870 1,778,420 53,965 3,987,935 4,343,499 1,524,227 1,789,531 4,606,530 8,331,434
WALES 108,053 118,303 3,511 257,178 284,368 189,062 53,822 266,573 541,546
SCOTLAND 294,553 364,079 9,537 734,581 864,487 365,516 293,373 833,914 1,599,068
ARMY, including the MILITIA 0 0 0 198,351 0 0 0 0 198,351
NAVY, including MARINES 0 0 0 126,279 0 0 0 0 126,279
SEAMEN in Registered Shipping 0 0 0 144,558 0 0 0 0 144,558
CONVICTS, on Board the Hulks 0 0 0 1,410 0 0 0 0 1,410
TOTAL 1,870,476 2,260,802 67,013 5,450,292 5,492,354 2,135,805 2,136,726 5,707,017 10,942,646



OBSERVATIONS.


1. The Total Population of GREAT BRITAIN must exceed the Number of Persons specified in the above Summary, inasmuch as there are some parishes from which no Returns have been received.

2. The number of houses in IRELAND has been nearly ascertained by the Collection of a Hearth-Money Tax; and therefrom it has been computed that the Population of that Part of the UNITED KINGDOM somewhat exceeds FOUR MILLIONS of persons.

3. The ISLANDS of GUERNSEY, JERSEY, ALDERNEY, and SARK, the SCILLY ISLANDS, and the ISLE of MAN, are not comprized in this Enumeration. The total population of these Islands has been usually estimated at about EIGHTY THOUSAND Persons.




ERRATA.

p. 499. for St. Botolph Billingsgate, read St. Botolph Bishopsgate.

p. 501. for St. Botolph without Bishopsgate, read St. Botolph Billingsgate.

p. 501. last line, for Trinity Parish, read Trinity Liberty.


ABSTRACT


OF THE


ANSWERS AND RETURNS


Made pursuant to an ACT, passed in the Fifty-first Year of
His Majesty King GEORGE III.


INTITULED,


"An ACT for taking an Account of the Population
"of GREAT BRITAIN, and of the Increase or
"Diminution thereof."


Enumeration.


PART I.
ENGLAND AND WALES.


Ordered to be printed 21st December 1801.


Lake Hanlard, Printer, Greater Turnstile, Lincoln's Inn Fields.


County of Page
BEDFORD 1
Summary 5
BERKS 6
Summary 13
BUCKINGHAM 14
Summary 20
CAMBRIDGE 21
Summary 26
CHESTER 27
Summary 40
CORNWALL 41
Summary 47
CUMBERLAND 48
Summary 56
DERBY 57
Summary 65
DEVON 66
Summary 80
DORSET 81
Summary 91
DURHAM 92
Summary 100
ESSEX 101
Summary 113
GLOUCESTER 114
Summary 127
HEREFORD 128
Summary 136
HERTFORD 137
Summary 141
HUNTINGDON 142
Summary 145
KENT 146
Summary 159
LANCASTER 160
Summary 174
LEICESTER 175
Summary 184
LINCOLN, Parts of Holland 185
LINCOLN, Parts of Kesteven 186
LINCOLN, Parts of Lindsey 192
Summary 206
MIDDLESEX 207
Summary 216
Summary of LONDON and WESTMINISTER ibid.
MONMOUTH 217
Summary 221
NORFOLK 222
Summary 243
NORTHAMPTON 244
Summary 254
NORTHUMBERLAND 255
Summary 271
NOTTINGHAM 272
Summary 279
OXFORD 280
Summary 288
RUTLAND 289
Summary 290
SALOP 291
Summary 298
SOMERSET 299
Summary 315
SOUTHAMPTON 316
Summary 327
STAFFORD 328
Summary 335
SUFFOLK 336
Summary 350
SURREY 351
Summary 355
SUSSEX 356
Summary 366
WARWICK 367
Summary 375
WESTMORLAND 376
Summary 379
WILTS 380
Summary 392
WORCESTER 394
Summary 401
YORK, East Riding 402
Summary 415
YORK, North Riding 416
Summary 431
YORK, West Riding 432
Summary 450
ENGLAND, Summary 451
ANGLESEY 453
Summary 455
BRECON 456
Summary 459
CARDIGAN 460
Summary 463
CARMARTHEN 464
Summary 467
CARNARVON 468
Summary 470
DENBIGH 471
Summary 474
FLINT 475
Summary 476
GLAMORGAN 477
Summary 482
MERIONETH 483
Summary 484
MONTGOMERY 485
Summary 487
PEMBROKE 488
Summary 492
RADNOR 493
Summary 495
WALES, Summary 496
GENERAL TOTAL of England and Wales, The Army, Navy, &c. 497
APPENDIX:— The population of London, Westminster, Southwark, &c. as constituting the Metropolis of the UNITED KINGDOM of GREAT BRITAIN and IRELAND 499 to 503

Shire of Page
ABERDEEN 509
Summary 511
ARGYLE; Summary 512
AYR 513
Summary 514
BANFF; Summary 515
BERWICK; Summary 516
BUTE; Summary 517
CAITHNESS; Summary ibid.
CLACKMANNAN; Summary 518
CROMARTY; Summary ibid.
DUMBARTON; Summary 519
DUMFRIES; Summary 520
EDINBURGH 521
Summary 522
ELGIN; Summary 523
FIFE 524
Summary 525
FORFAR 526
Summary 527
HADDINGTON; Summary 528
INVERNESS 529
Summary 530
KINCARDINE; Summary 531
KINROSS; Summary ibid.
Stewartry of KIRCUDBRIGHT; Summary 532
LANARK 533
Summary 534
LINLITHGOW; Summary 535
NAIRN; Summary ibid.
ORKNEY and SHETLAND; Summary 536
PEEBLES; Summary 537
PERTH 538
Summary 540
RENFREW; Summary 541
ROSS, Summary 542
ROXBURGH 543
Summary 544
SELKIRK; Summary ibid.
STIRLING; Summary 545
SUTHERLAND; Summary 546
WIGTOWN; Summary ibid.
SUMMARY of SCOTLAND 547