Source 2

1851 Census return (HO 107/1478)


Parish of

St George Hanover Square

Ecclesiastical District

St Peters

City of Westminster Town of Village of  
Number on census Street Number or Name of House Name and surname of each person Relation to Head of family Married or not Age of Profession or Occupation Where Born If – 1. Deaf-and-Dumb
2. Blind
3. Imbecile or Idiot
Males Females 4. Lunatic
20 Brewer St Thomas Greenwood Head married 65   Stonemason  Hereford  
1   Anna       ditto Wife married   48 Laundress Gloucestershire Cheltenham  
2   Mary Frowde Widow     51 Lodging House Keeper Cornwall , St.Cullum  
    John Frowde Son unmarried 14   Errand boy London St Brides  
    William Bailey Lodger unmarried 38   Labourer Surrey Guildford  
    Henry Ayling Lodger unmarried 25   Labourer Surrey Guildford  
3   Edward Young Head married 29   Carpenter Surrey Clapham  
    Elizabeth Ann Young Wife married   29 Straw bonnet maker Hants, Gosport  
    Edward Young Son   5     Surrey, Lambeth  
    Harriet Young Daug     1 month   Middlesex Pimlico  
4   Martha Brown Wife married   41 Chandlers Shop Keeper Surrey, Lambeth  
    Thomas Brown Son   11   Scholar Middlesex Pimlico  
    Emily Brown Daug         Ditto         Ditto  
5   John Barber Head married 41   Bricklayer Suffolk Framlingham  
    Mary Ann  Barber Wife married   32 Bricklayers Wife Suffolk Stowmarket  
    Frederick Barber Son   10   Scholar Westminster St Johns  
    Maria Barber Daug     2 months   Middlesex Pimlico  
        Total of Persons 10 8      
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2. Take a look at another page for Westminster from the 1851 census

  • Can you work out from this census return how Mary Frowde supports herself and her son?
  • What different jobs do the men on this census return do?
  • What different jobs do women on this census return do?
  • Are there any jobs which do not exist today? Can you explain why?
  • Compare this page of the census to the previous one. Can you explain any differences between these areas of Westminster?