census of population recording names, occupation, ages, birthplaces
etc. was taken every 10 years from 1841 to the present. Every one
present in a parish is listed wherever they happened to be on census
night, including women, children, servants, visitors, lodgers, those
in institutions, pedler's , tramps, sailors on ships etc.). Those
up to and including 1891 are generally available for research.
information is available on the Public Record Office website. The
Church of Jesus Christ Latter Days Saints (Mormons) have compiled
a CD-Rom index containing information for over 30 million individuals
from England, Wales and Scotland.