STANLEY CENSUS TRANSCRIPTIONS
Linked to this page are transcriptions of the censuses for Stanley. All of the censuses from 1841 to 1901 are now on the site, each with its own surname index. Please follow the links below.
New users of this site are advised to read the notes below before proceeding.
1. The original census returns can be viewed on microfilm or fiche at the Derbyshire Records Office in Matlock. They can also be ordered through LDS Family History Centres worldwide. However the most convenient way for most people to view them is online via the Ancestry or Findmypast websites (subscription required). Consulting the original films is recommended as they may contain additional relevant information. The PRO reference for each census is given at the top of each transcription. The pages are laid out with approximately 25 to 30 individuals on each page, and the number of pages varies between 15 in 1841 (81 households) and 44 in 1901 (258 households). I have not transcribed any censuses after 1901 because it is a time-consuming task and censuses are now widely available at the aforementioned websites.
2. I have produced a surname index for each census which lists the schedule number(s) in which each surname appears (note that the 1841 census does not contain schedule numbers, but for the purpose of indexing I have inserted my own). Most surnames appear in less than four schedules, whilst the most common surnames occur in less than 20 schedules. The most efficient way of searching these pages is to consult the index first, make a note of the schedule number(s), then proceed to the transcription itself.
3. Full addresses are not given on any of the Stanley censuses (with the exception of the occasional farm or public house). The village is divided into regions, such as Stanley Common, Sough Lane and the Brickyard. I have similarly divided the census transcriptions into these regions.
4. Some of the columns have been truncated in order to fit them on the web page. For instance, an individual with more than one forename may have the middle name reduced to an initial. Similarly, long descriptions of occupations have been shortened (this is denoted by ..... after the occupation). Where a column has been truncated, the final column ("Comments") contains the missing information. The other column which has been abbreviated is the "Where Born" column, in that Chapman Codes have been used to denote the county. Where no code appears the county should be assumed to be Derbyshire.
5. The "Comments" column is also used to highlight places where I am not 100% sure of the transcription. Some of the censuses, particularly the earlier ones, are difficult to read so if I am in any doubt I have either put in what I think is correct, or entered the word "unreadable." In both cases a note in the "Comments" column alerts the reader to the problem eg. if I have made a guess at the surname the comment will read "Surname?".
6. Finally, although I have checked and rechecked the transcriptions, I am not infallible so if you come across anything you believe to be an error (in the transcription or the indexing) please let me know and I will correct it if necessary. Also if you are able to read any of the entries referred to in point 5 please e mail me.
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