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Census Returns

A census has been taken every ten years since 1801 with the exception of 1941. The 1841 census was the first to list the names of every individual. A team of transcribers from The Badsey Society has transcribed the 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901 and 1911 census returns, and also the 1939 Register, using subscription sites, Ancestry and Findmypast.

In addition to the census returns for Badsey, Aldington and Wickhamford, sections of the Offenham returns have been transcribed: those pertaining to houses in Blackminster in an area south of the railway line, which became part of Badsey in 1949.  All these parishes were part of the Superintendent Registrar’s District, Evesham 389, and Registrar’s District, Broadway 2.

One of the transcribers, the late Trevor Hockenhull (1939-2016), has described his experiences as an enumerator for the 1991 census.

The population has grown significantly in the two hundred years since the first census.

Also see: Wickhamford occupations and portraits of people who appear on the 1911 census for Wickhamford.

Names index for the census returns.