One of the most useful sources of information when I am researching my Channel Island Ancestry is the population census taken every ten years. What we don’t always know is the exact date that the census was taken on.
Here is a website which gives you the date of the UK Census dates: UK Census dates.
JERSEY CENSUS DATES
1891 Channel Island Census – 5th April 1891
GUERNSEY CENSUS DATES
1901 Census – St. Peter Port, Guernsey – 31 March 1901
Useful information found in Census records:
- Name of head of household
- occupants of household
- occupants age – occupation/living means – marriage status/school attendee – years married – nationality of occupants (and father’s nationality)
- who their neighbours are (they could be more relations!)
Here are some interesting Census records for you to browse:
1881 Census: Residents of Jersey General Hospital (Also known as The Workhouse at the time – information includes: inmates, nurses, cooks, boarders, domestic servants and so on.)
Note: I will update this post if I come across the further dates for when the Jersey census was taken every ten years.
Do these dates help?
7 June 1841
30 March 1851
7 April 1861
2 April 1871
3 April 1881
5 April 1891
31 March 1901
Thank you Julie, you are a star!