1891 Census Facts

Winteringham Local History and Genealogy

Some Facts and Figures from the 1891 Census

Small, but beautifully put together!

The population of the village in 1891 was the lowest recorded in any census from 1801 to the present, at just 584.

8 in a row!

There are just two inhabited houses listed on Waterside Road .... and between the two are EIGHT houses listed as uninhabited!

Keep it in the Family!

As usual there were two enumerators for Winteringham .... and they were both called Jabez Spencer! Jabez Spencer (senior) covered the eastern half of the village, and Jabez Spencer (junior) the western half. As was normal the dividing line between the two districts is stated in the census as a line down the middle of Low Burgage, carrying on through the middle of High Burgage.  However, Jabez senior did both sides of High Burgage - despite labelling his entries for the road as High Berridge (E).

Oldest:

William Warburton was the village’s oldest person at the age of 85, residing with his son who was the Malster in Low Burgage.

Birthplace:

Stephen Bell must be one of the few people with the claim to fame of being born on Read’s Island!  He was aged 9 at the time of the Census.

Non-English

Almost everyone listed in the census was born in Lincolnshire or Yorkshire, with a spattering from other English counties.  However, there was one person from each of Scotland, Ireland and Wales, with another from Canada, and a ship’s captain all the way from his birthplace in Sydney, Australia!

Right Said Fred

In almost every incidence of the name Frederick appearing in the census, the enumerators have spelt it without the ‘k’ .... Frederic.

Mystery Lincolnshire Village

Alice Pulleine was born in “Botsworth, Lincolnshire” according to the Census.  We believe that this may be Bottesford.
 

Occupations in 1891

Below are listed the occupations given in the 1891 Census.  Some people had more than one occupation.  The number beside each job title indicates the number of entries for that job.  The difference between some of the occupations listed below is unclear...

Agricultural Labourer, 3
Assistant Domestic, 1
Assistant Domestic, 1

Barman, 1
Barwoman, 1
Blacksmith (and apprentices), 4
Brewer, 2
Brick and Tile Maker, 2
Brick Maker, 1
Bricklayer, 2
Bricklayer's Labourer, 1
Brickyard Labourer, 3
Builder, 3
Butcher, 4

Carpenter's Labourer, 1
Carrier, 1
Charwoman, 1
Coal Merchant, 1
Coalyard Labourer, 2
Cook, 3
Cottager, 1

Dealer, 1
Domestic Servant, 6
Draper (and Grocer), 2
Dressmaker 9 (includes 2 apprentices)

Errand Boy, 2

Farm Foreman, 1
Farm Labourer, 60
Farm Servant, 6
Farmer, 18
Farmer's Assistant, 1
Farmer's son, 13
Fisherman, 2

Gardener, 2
General Dealer, 1
General Labourer, 6
General Servant, 13
Green Grocer, 1
Grocer, 7 (includes drapers, apprentice and assistant)
Groom, 1

Higgler, 2
House Keeper, 9
Housemaid, 2

Innkeeper, 2
Iron-stone Miner, 1

Joiner, 7 (includes apprentice)

Living on own means, 17

Machinist, 1
Malster, 2
Manager Wine & Spirit stores, 1
Miller, 5
Mother's help, 3

Nurse Maid, 1

Pauper, 4
Police Constable, 1
Portable Engine Driver, 1
Priest of the English Church, 1

Retired Sea Captain, 1

Sailor, 9 (includes Mariners)
Scholar, 109
Schoolteachers, 4 (includes masters and mistresses)
Shepherd, 3
Ship builder, 2
Ship Carpenter, 2
Shiphand, 1
Shoemaker, 3

Tailor, 2

United States Pensioner, 1

Wheelwright's Apprentice, 1
Wine & Spirit Merchant, 1

Birthplace by County

Lincolnshire, 502
Yorkshire, 61
Bristol 1
Cambridgeshire, 1
Devon, 1
Durham, 1
Lancashire, 3
Leicestershire, 1
Middlesex, 3
Nottinghamshire, 2
Oxfordshire, 1
Staffordshire, 1
Suffolk, 1


Australia, 1
Canada, 1
Ireland, 1
Scotland, 1,
Wales, (Glamorgan), 1

Birthplaces within Lincolnshire

The number of people born in each of the following villages:

Winteringham, 308
Winterton, 28
South Ferriby, 24
Barton, 11
Roxby, 8
Barrow, 7
Burton on Stather, 6
Appleby, 5
Bonby, 5
Ashby, 4
Brattleby, 4
Flixborough, 4
Goxhill, 4
Scunthorpe, 4
Thealby, 4
Alkborough, 3
Killingholme, 3
Saxby All Saints, 3
Waddingham, 3
West Halton, 3
Whitton, 3
Wootton, 3
Althorpe, 2
Burringham, 2
Folkingham, 2
Grasby, 2
Holme, 2
Keadby, 2
Keelby, 2
New Holland, 2
Belton, 1
Boston, 1
Botsworth, 1
Brigg, 1
Brigsley, 1
Brothertoft, 1
Broughton, 1
Caistor, 1
Coleby, 1
Conesby, 1
Cuxwold, 1
Elsham, 1
Friskney, 1
Habrough, 1
Hatton, 1
High Risby, 1
Holmeby, 1
Holton-le-Clay, 1
Horkstow, 1
Horncastle, 1
Howsham, 1
Kelsey, 1
Kingerby, 1
Kirmington, 1
Langtoft, 1
Louth, 1
Low Risby, 1
Manby, 1
North Kelsey, 1
North Thoresby, 1
Read's Island, 1
Ryland, 1
Scawby, 1
South Killingholme, 1
Sutton, 1
Theddlethorpe, 1
Thornton Curtis, 1
Waltham, 1
Willoughton, 1

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High Resolution Historical Photographs, Winteringham Film Archive, Winteringham Football Club, Winteringham Nature Site , Winteringham Recipes, Winteringham Sales, Winteringham Camera Club, Winteringham Village Hall

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