Extracts from the 1871 census for the "New Parish of Ingleton Fells"

Introduction

1871 census data for the "New Parish of Ingleton Fells" is available from a number of sources including:

  • Micro-fiche copies of the original census returns.
     
  • Various commercial online sources (some of which offer 'registered users' a 'free trial' for a limited period of time).

The summary information and list of occupations below were extracted by Mark R. Harvey from micro-fiche copies of the original census returns during personal visits to Lancaster Central Library and Leeds Central Library in 2007.


Summary information for
Ingleton Fells new Parish north of the Lancaster and Richmond Road

Superintendent Registrar’s District:
Settle Union

Enumeration District No.:
8

Registrar’s Sub-District:
Bentham

Description of Enumeration District:
Ingleton Fells new Parish, including the Whole of the houses on the North side of the Lancaster and Richmond Road to Batty Wife Hole, Sebastopol, Jordon Jericho Dents’ Head except School House and Philpin

Persons Temporarily Absent*.
Empty (Nil)

Persons Not Inhabitants Temporarily Present**:
Constructing a new line of Railway for the Midland Coy. Males: 366, Females: 194, Total: 560

Number of Schedules, of Houses, and of Persons:
Schedules: 105
Houses: Inhabited: 103, Uninhabited: 1, Building:
Persons: Males: 432, Females: 256, Total: 688


Summary information for
Ingleton Fells new Parish south of the Lancaster and Richmond Road

Superintendent Registrar’s District:
Settle Union

Enumeration District No.:
9

Registrar’s Sub-District:
Bentham

Description of Enumeration District:
Ingleton Fells New Parish including the whole of the houses on the South Side of the Lancaster and Richmond Road, Batty Wife Hole, Gearstones, High Gale, Newby Head, Gober, Colt Park, and Southerscales.

Persons Temporarily Absent*:
Temporarily ?Away?. Males: 1, Females: -, Total: 1

Persons Not Inhabitants Temporarily Present**:
Visitors. Males: 2, Females: 1, Total: 3
Constructing a new line of Railway. Males: 213, Females: 136, Total: 349

Number of Schedules, of Houses, and of Persons:
Schedules: 76
Houses: Inhabited: 76, Uninhabited: 14, Building:
Persons: Males: 265, Females: 172, Total: 437


List of occupations

The following occupations appear in the detailed returns for the two "Ingleton Fells" enumeration districts. Most relate to people associated with the railway works, but a few relate to the area's permanent population.

Agricultural Labourer, Annuitant, Baker, Blacksmith, Bookeeper, Bricklayer, Brick Maker, Butcher, Carpenter, Cart Driver, Coachman Domestic, Curate Chapel-le-Dale, Dairymaid, Draper & Grocer, Dressmaker, Excavator, Farmer / Farmer's Son, Farrier, Gamekeeper, Green Grocer, Grocer's Shopman, Hair Dresser, Housekeeper, Inn Keeper, Joiner, Landowner, Lawyer, Licensed Victualler and Farmer of 40 Acres of Land, Mason's Labourer, Milliner, Miner on A Railway / Miner in A Railway Tunnel, Missionary, Mistress***, Mole Catcher Out of Employment, Night Watchman Railway Works, Office Clerk, Plate Layer on A Railway, Policeman, Quarry Man on A Railway / Railway Quarry Man, Railway Contractor employing 52 men, Railway Engine Driver / Engine Driver, Railway Labourer, Railway Porter, Railway Stoker, Railway Time Keeper, Scholar, Schoolmaster, Schoolmistress, Seamstress, Servant / Domestic Servant / Farm Servant / General Servant, Shepherd, Shoemaker, Shoemaker's Apprentice, Stone Mason / Mason, Tailor, Timekeeper on Railway Works, Wheelwright, Wife.


Detailed information

The detailed schedules for each enumeration district contain a wealth of fascinating information relating to the inhabitants of each house or dwelling, including the following information for each person:

  • address (for the temporary railway settlements, this is the name of the settlement and the name or number allocated to each specific hut or other form of temporary dwelling),
  • name,
  • family relationship,
  • marital status,
  • age,
  • rank, profession or occupation (see extracted 'list of occupations' above), and
  • place of birth.

Unfortunately, it can be difficult (sometimes impossible) to decipher the handwritten information on these detailed returns and, even where the information is legible, transcribing the information is an extremely time-consuming process so the task remains outstanding. If you would like to help move the SCRCA Project forward by volunteering to undertake this fascinating and extremely useful assignment, please contact us.


Footnotes

* Table I. – The "number of the Settled Inhabitants who were absent from the Enumeration District on the night of Sunday, April 2nd", with the "cause of the presence of Strangers – such as Market, or Fair, the construction of Railway Works, Buildings, &c"

** Table II. – The "number of Persons returned as having Slept in the Enumeration District on the night of April 2nd, but whose usual home is elsewhere", with the "cause of the presence of Strangers – such as Market, or Fair, the construction of Railway Works, Buildings, &c:".

*** In this context, the term 'mistress' is probably being used to describe a widow or divorcee who is running a lodging house for railway workers.

Last updated by Mark Harvey on 20/05/2018
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