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From: John Symons <>
Subject: Re: 1851 Census CD-Rom
Date: Tue, 1 Dec 1998 18:43:55 -0500
>You'll recall a few days ago I made note that, for some reason, the town
Maker which as of 1851 was clearly part of Cornwall, seems to have been
included on the CD as part of Devon. (Check, for instance, the entry for
OLIVER, age 67.)
Now I also find William ROGERS, age 36, from Cornwall, included even though
census place Walsingham Union, Norfolk.
Did I misunderstand the contents of the CD? Does it include Norfolk, not
Warwick? Or is this yet another special case?
I'd like to get a picture of what's REALLY on the CD before I decide
not to buy it.<
The 1851 Census CD-Rom published by the LDS covers the counties of Devon,
Norfolk & Warwickshire. These were used as "pilot" counties for the 1881
national census index which is due for publication on CD-Rom itself early
I believe that census enumeration districts did not necessarily tie in with
parishes. A large part of Maker was in Devon until 1844, it seems this
change had still not been reflected in the census districts in 1851. It is
certainly true that "Maker, Devon" is on the CD so if your family is from
there, look no further.
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