1861 United Kingdom census

The United Kingdom Census of 1861 recorded the people residing in every household on the night of 7 April 1861,[1] and was the third of the UK censuses to include details of household members. The census was taken and recorded everyone living in a household on Sunday 7 April 1861 [2] The 1861 format of the census was identical to the previous 1851 census, despite pressures for 'religious affiliation' questions to be included. This suggestion was rejected at the time.[3]


  1. "1861 England Census". Ancestry.com. Retrieved 30 May 2010.
  2. Karen Foy., 'Family History for beginners', The History Press, 1st Edition (2011), pp 52. ISBN 9 780752 458380
  3. Christian, P. & Annal, D., 'Census The Expert Guide', The National Archives, 1st Edition (2008), pp 20. ISBN 978-1-905615-34-6

See also

Preceded by
UK Census
Succeeded by
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