Great Ayton Census Records 1841-1901

The Great Ayton Census records for the years 1841 to 1901 have been transcribed from original sources onto Excel spreadsheets by a team who are part of the Ayton’s Story project. All the team live in the village and many have always lived in the village and thus have local knowledge of family names, location names and local places of birth. Thus with this knowledge we have endeavoured to transcribe accurately the original records written by the enumerators throughout this period. In cases where the enumerators’ writing has been impossible to decipher we have searched Parish Records data to find the family and by this method we have been able to transcribe an accurate record. In most cases an enumerator recording a family would write the family name for the Head of the household and then a series of dittos – thus often the family name is only written once, the Parish Records for baptisms etc. would have several entries for the family name (assuming of course that the family was resident for a reasonable period in Great Ayton). A similar problem arises with the place of birth entries and in this case we only have less, if any, supporting information, for this reason these entries, despite our best endeavours may be in occasionally be in error. The amount of information recorded in the enumerators’ records increased significantly over the period 1841 to 1901.
In each census three enumerators were involved and trying to ascertain their exact route has not been possible so far, in general terms they followed similar routes for the individual censuses; however, adjacent entries in the census record may not always mean that these families were immediate neighbours.

Census Records in PDF format Census Records in Excel for sorting
1841 Census 1841 Census
1851 Census 1851 Census
1861 Census 1861 Census
1871 Census 1871 Census
1881 Census 1881 Census
1891 Census 1891 Census
1901 Census 1901 Census
Workhouse Census in PDF format Workhouse Census in Excel for sorting
Northallerton Workhouse Census 1891 Northallerton Workhouse Census 1891
Stokesley Workhouse Census 1841 Stokesley Workhouse Census 1841
Stokesley Workhouse Census 1851 Stokesley Workhouse Census 1851
Stokesley Workhouse Census 1861 Stokesley Workhouse Census 1861
Stokesley Workhouse Census 1871 Stokesley Workhouse Census 1871
Stokesley Workhouse Census 1881 Stokesley Workhouse Census 1881
Stokesley Workhouse Census 1891 Stokesley Workhouse Census 1891

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