This is a transcript of part of the 1841 Census for the Hundred of Penwith. I acknowledge the assistance of the [Off Site]Free-CEN team, without whose help this would not have been possible, particularly Michael McCormick and Kay Hinnrichsen, the [Off Site]Cornwall Co-ordinators. This copy of the transcript (the bulk of which was done by others) includes additional material not required by FreeCEN.

Hundred of Penwith, Registrar’s District of Penzance

Class/Piece/Book Registrar’s Sub-District EDs Short description
HO107/141/9 St. Buryan 1–5 St. Buryan
HO107/142/1 Penzance 24–27 Gulval
HO107/142/10 Uny Lelant 6–9 Uny Lelant
HO107/142/11 Uny Lelant 10–13 Ludgvan—1
HO107/142/12 Uny Lelant 14–16 Ludgvan—2
HO107/143/1 Penzance 1–3 Madron, Chapelry & Borough of Penzance—1
HO107/143/2 Penzance 4–6 Madron, Chapelry & Borough of Penzance—2
HO107/143/3 Penzance 7–9 Madron, Chapelry & Borough of Penzance—3
HO107/143/4 Penzance 10–12 & Institution Madron, Chapelry & Borough of Penzance, Penzance Borough Gaol
HO107/143/5 Penzance 13–14 Madron—1
HO107/143/6 Penzance 15–16 Madron—2
HO107/143/7 Penzance Institution Madron, Penzance Union Workhouse
HO107/143/8 St. Just in Penwith 1 (part) Morvah
HO107/143/9 Penzance 17–19 Paul—1
HO107/143/10 Penzance 20–23 Paul—2
HO107/143/11 Marazion Perran Uthnoe
HO107/144/1 Uny Lelant St. Erth
HO107/144/2 Marazion St. Hilary, Marazion
HO107/144/3–4 Marazion St. Hilary
HO107/144/5 St. Ives 1–4 St. Ives—1 (Town)
HO107/144/6 St. Ives 5–7 St. Ives—2 (Town)
HO107/144/7 St. Ives 8–10 St. Ives—3 (Outer parish)
HO107/144/8 St. Just in Penwith 1 (part) & 2–3 St. Just—1
HO107/144/9 St. Just in Penwith 4–6 St. Just—2
HO107/144/10 St. Just in Penwith 7–8 St. Just—3
HO107/144/11 St. Just in Penwith 9–10 St. Just—4
HO107/144/12 St. Buryan 6–7 St. Levan
HO107/144/13 Marazion Extra Parochial St. Michael’s Mount
HO107/144/14 St. Just in Penwith 11–13 Sancreed
HO107/144/15 St. Buryan 8–9 Sennen
HO107/144/16 St. Ives 11–13 Towednack
HO107/144/17 St. Ives 14–17 Zennor

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All the data is in the order of the census book i.e. "as-enumerated". It is presented in CSV (comma separated variables) format due to the unpredictable line lengths. This can be readily cut and pasted into a file accepted by most spreadsheet and database programs. The columns are described as follows, largely following the actual pages of the enumerator's book.

  1. PLACE
  2. HOUSES. This corresponds to two columns in the book, Uninhabited (U.) or Building (B.) and Inhabited. A subtle difference in this transcript is that it does not distinguish between houses and households due to a limitation of the database.
  3. NAMES each person who abode therein the preceding night.
  4. AGE and SEX, Males
  5. ditto, Females (one of these fields should be blank! All ages of adults should be rounded down to the nearest multiple of five.)
  7. WHERE BORN, Whether born in same county, Scotland, Ireland or Foreign Parts (two columns in the book)

Columns A and B (3 columns in the book) are only filled in at the start of each household.

Ditto entries are replaced with the actual values propagated from above.

Entries in italics Thus are where the reading was doubtful.

Other than as stated, everything is included as written.

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