Source 4

1911 Census return (RG 14/227)

Transcript

CENSUS OF ENGLAND AND WALES, 1911 NUMBER OF SCHEDULE  4
NAME AND SURNAME of every person, whether Member of Family, Visitor, Boarder or Servant RELATIONSHIP AGE and SEX PARTICULARS as to MARRIAGE PROFESSION OR OCCUPATION BIRTHPLACE NATIONALITY
to head of family Ages of Males Ages of Females Single, Married, Widow, Widower Years Married Total Children Born Alive Children still Living Personal Occupation Whether Employer or Worker of every person of every Person born in a Foreign Country
Edward Arthur Maund Head 60   Married 21     Company Director Own a/c Laverstock  WIlts 260
Eleanora Maund Wife   38 Married 21 5 5     Shipley   Yorkshire 30
Geoffrey Richard G. Maund Son 17   Single       Bank Clerk Worker Kings Langley    Herts 310
Miele Cecily Eleanora Maund Daughter   15 Single           Rhodesia  Africa 723
Hugh Bingham Maund Son 14               Ipswich  Suffolk 201
Annie Brown Servant   29 Single       Cook      (Domestic)   Wellington   Somerset 140
May Brice Servant   25 Single       General Servant (Do)   Wellington   Somerset 140
Total Wife away

My wife unfortunately being a suffragette put her pen through her name, but is must stand as correct. It being an equivocation to say she is away. She being always resident here and has only attempted by a silly subterfuge to defeat the object of the census to which as “Head” of the family I object. E A Maund

Number  of rooms in this dwelling Declaration
Males. Females. Persons. 13 Signature         E A Maund
3 2 4 5 7 Postal address

8 Edith Road, West Kensington  W

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4. Look at this page from the 1911 census

  • Who is the head of this household?
  • What is the name of his wife?
  • What is the age difference between the man and his wife?
  • How many children are in this family?
  • Who else lives in the household?
  • Who might have crossed out the name of Eleanora Maund and written ‘Wife away’ at the bottom of the form?
  • Why was Edward Maund cross with his wife? (see his comments on the bottom of the form)
  • What clues does this census return give us about some men’s attitudes to the role of women?