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Bere Regis 1901 Census

The 1901 Census for England was taken on the night of 31 March 1901.
The following information was requested:

Name of street, avenue road, etc.; house number or name; whether or not the house was inhabited; number of rooms occupied if less than five; name of each person that had spent the night in that household; relationship of person enumerated to the head of the family; each person's marital status; age at last birthday (sex is indicated by which column the age is recorded in); each person's occupation; whether they are employer or employee or neither; person's place of birth; whether deaf, dumb, blind, or lunatic.

Enumeration forms were distributed to all households a couple of days before census night and the complete forms were collected the next day. All responses were to reflect the individual's status as of 31 March 1901 for all individuals who had spent the night in the house. People who were traveling or living abroad were enumerated at the location where they spent the night on census night. All of the details from the individual forms were later sorted and copied into enumerators' books, which are the records we can view images of today. The original householders schedules from 1841 to 1901 were destroyed.

Census records are divided into groups by county, then by parish, and in many cases, such as in Bere Regis, by Enumeration districts as well. An enumeration district was considered to be roughly equivalent to the area that a census worker or "enumerator" could cover in one day.

Our village was split into 2 Enumeration districts.

The files are all included in one VERY LARGE PDF file

Enumeration District A

Covers main streets of Bere Regis, Roke Farm House and dwellings, Haywards Cottage, Farm Cottages on Bere Down, the Kennels, Farm Buildings at Skippetts, Woodburyhill, Keepers Cottages & Woodmans Cottages in Bere Wood, the whole of North Street and the North side of West Street, Shitterton Hamlet, Barrow Hill and Snow Hill

Enumerator - Elizabeth Bullen

Enumeration District B

Covers Doddings Farm House and dwellings, Hollow Oak, Southbrook, Rye Hill, Farm Cottages on the Wareham Road, Hyde Lodge, Hyde House and dwellings, Budden Farm, Rupus Cottages in the Wood, Higher and Lower Stockley, Culeaze, Chamberlains Mill & Farm House, Cottages at Snatford, the Warren and the South Side of West Street

Enumerator - William Bullen