Charles Dickens

Author Charles Dickens (1812-1870) listed in the census return for 1851. The page records his mother, Elizabeth, his younger sister Letitia who married Henry Austin and his brother, Alfred. When Alfred Dickens died in 1860, Charles supported his family. Dickens helped his youngest brother, Augustus, also listed, get a job with a shipping merchant.  (Catalogue ref: HO 107/1507 f206r)



Parish or Township of St George Bloomsbury Ecclesiastical District City or Borough of Finsbury Town of  
No. of House holders schedule Name of Street, Pace, or Road, and Name or No. of House Name and Surname of each Person who abode in the house on the Night of 30th March, 1851 Relation to Head of family Condition Age of Rank, Profession or Occupation Where Born Whether Blind, or Deaf-and-dumb
Males Females


  Elizabeth Dickens Visitor Widow   60 Annuitant [someone who receives a fixed amount of money every year until their death] London  
    Charles John [Dickens] ditto* Married 39   Author Portsmouth, Hants. [Hampshire]  
    Alfred Lamert [Dickens] ditto ditto 29   Engineer Chatham, Kent  
    Augustus Newnham [Dickens] ditto ditto 23   Merchant’s clerk London  
    Henry Austin ditto ditto 38   Engineer ditto  
    Letitia [Austin] ditto ditto   34   ditto  
    Elizabeth Austin ditto Widow   64 Annuitant Birmingham  
    Elizabeth Dorothy Smithson ditto ditto   40 ditto Jamaica, British subject  
    Amelia Thompson ditto Unmarried   42 ditto ditto  
    Rosanna Green Serv. Unmarried   30 Cook Dublin  
    Emma Riley ditto unmarried   24 Housemaid London  
    Frances Bonsfield Ditto unmarried   43 General Nurse ditto  
43 35 Keppel


Isaac Parker Head married 48   Clerk, Box Office, Theatre Royal, Dury Lane Westminster, Soho  
    Mary Anne ditto Wife married   45   St George in the East  
    Joseph       ditto Son unmarried 16   Teacher of Music St George, Bloomsbury  
    Alfred         ditto   unmarried 14   Clerk to a solicitor ditto  
    Eliza           ditto Daur*.     8 Scholar St George, Hanover Square  
    Matilda Parkinson Serv*. unmarried   15 House Servant St. Giles, Smithfields  
44   Robert Edwin Jackson Lodger unmarried 24   Solicitor Surrey, Guildford  
45 36 Keppel


Francis McGedy Head Widower 57   Chief Clark Gazette Office London  
                                                                                   Total Persons    9       11





Ditto:  Short for ‘as above’

Daur: Daughter

Serv: Servant

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