Researched and written by Susan Morris.

On Monday April 1st 1901 two ‘enumerators’ squared up to the job now before them, of visiting every mansion, cottage, farm, pub and even outbuilding in the whole parish of Effingham, to collect back in the now-completed census forms they had delivered a few days previously. The forms should list every person who had been in each household on the night of Sunday March 31st , whether that person lived there normally or not. The enumerators then transcribed the information from the forms onto master sheets in official enumeration books and then sent these books to the Census Office in London. Having been copied, the individual sheets were in almost all cases destroyed, but the books themselves were preserved as national records and these are what we can see today.

You can view Effingham’s 1901 Census records on this page.

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