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The 1841 Census

The census data from the 19th century gives us a fascinating insight into the history of the period. The English data are held in the National Archives and can also be found in county record offices; many companies have now licensed them and made them available on the Internet.

For this page we've transcribed the 1841 data for Cromer. With the advantage of knowing most of the local names, we hope you'll find this a more accurate transcription that some of the others available on the web but more importantly we've provided tools for analysing the data.

The 1841 collected rather less data than some of the later censuses. For instance, there is no relationship shown between the people living in a household.

If you'd like some help in understanding how the search, sort and analysis tools on this page work, go to the next page, 'Investigating the Census Data'.

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