Melksham Censuses

The following are links to Melksham, Wiltshire, England censuses that have been transcribed. Information added in purple are interpretations/corrections made by The Well House Collection.  

THESE ARE NOT YOUR TYPICAL CENSUS TRANSCRIPTIONS.

Please note this information is based on cross-referencing data with other year censuses, newspaper articles and other documents that more accurately detail information at the time. This includes, for instance, corrections for spellings of names and relationships to heads of households. In other words, the information you see included does not reflect exactly how the census has been recorded. For this reason, although we have tried to be very accurate, there may be some assumptions that should still be corrected. If this is the case, the information will be corrected and republished here.

PLEASE NOTE: Whilst these censuses are complete for the most part, we've done a major overhaul with the way they are presented. We're adding some information that would be especially useful to family researching, adding clarity, and also correcting a few mistakes that have been discovered while the overhaul has been taking place. If spot anything that needs to be corrected, please email and let us know.

1841
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  UPDATED in July 2021 - .pdf download is 7 MB and contains 297 pages covering 12 districts containing 1,288 households with a total of 6,145 people
1851
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  UPDATED in July 2021 - .pdf download is 7.1 MB and contains 319 pages covering 12 districts containing 1,335 households with a total of 6,059 people
1861
CENSUS
  UPDATED in July 2021 - .pdf download is 4.8 MB and contains 190 pages covering 10 districts containing 1,004 households with a total of 4,246 people
1871
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  UPDATED in July 2021 - .pdf 4.8MB;  contains 188 pages covering 10 districts; 1024 households; 4,298 people; 113 buildings unoccupied
1881
CENSUS
  UPDATED in July 2021 .pdf download is 4.7 MB and contains 196 pages, which covers 10 Districts of 1024 households with 4,411 people
1891
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  UPDATED in July 2021 - .pdf download is 4.6 MB and contains 278 pages which covers 9 districts; 1,006 households totalling 4,285 people.
1901
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  UPDATED in July 2021 - .pdf download is 5.2 MB and contains 203 pages covering 9 districts containing 1,098 households with a total of 4,688 people
1911
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  UPDATED in July 2021 - .pdf download is 10.3 MB and contains 527 pages; 1,324 households totalling 5,722 people.