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From: "Nivard Ovington" <>
Subject: Re: [LON] "Custom House Cert".
Date: Sun, 20 Jun 2010 10:50:46 +0100
On the same subject, I thought it worth posting the following courtesy of
It has a transcription of the enumerators instructions for 1841 to 1901
If you click the "Return to Home Page" link (bottom right) you will find
many more items of interest
Particularly this one
Nivard Ovington in Cornwall (UK)
PS do also keep in mind that although the enumerators instructions told the
enumerator what they should do, it does not mean they followed the rules !
> Although off Darryl's question, it's worth pointing out for newcomers
> in the 1841 census (but not the later ones), people over the age of 15
> supposed to round their age down to the nearest 5 years.
> So a stated age of 15, as here, actually meant 15-19 (ie. up to the day
> before his 20'th birthday).
> Roger Lovegrove