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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