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An Act for taking an Account of the Population of Great Britain, and of the Increase or Diminution thereof.

[31 December 1800]

41 Geo. III c.15

Preamble

The Overseers of the Poor (or in Default thereof, some substantial Householder) of every Parish and Place in England, and such Persons as shall be appointed by the Sheriff Deputes, Stewart Deputes, and Justices in Scotland, shall take an Account of the Number of Persons found within each Parish and Place, and set down the Particulars, according to the Form in the annexed Schedule.
Whereas it is expedient to take an Account of the total Number of Persons within the kingdom of Great Britain, together with the progressive Increase or Diminution thereof; may it therefore please Your Majesty that it may be enacted; and be it enacted by the King's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of the same, That within that Part of Great Britain called England, the respective Overseers of the Poor, or in Default thereof, some substantial Householder of every Parish, Township, and Place, and within that Part of Great Britain called Scotland, such Persons as shall be for that Purpose appointed by the Sheriff Deputes, Stewart Deputes, and Justices of the Peace, to act in and for every Parish, shall, at the Time and in the Manner herein-after directed, severally take an Account of the Number of Persons who shall be actually found at the Time of taking such Accounts to be within the Limits of such Parishes, Townships, and Places respectively, and shall set down the several Particulars respecting the same, according to the Form prescribed in the Schedule annexed to this Act.
Copies of the Act and Schedules shall be transmitted by the King's Printer to the Clerks of the Peace and Town Clerks in Great Britain; the Acts shall be distributed by them to the Justices and the Schedules to the different Persons appointed for England and Scotland. II. And for the more speedy and effectual obtaining of such Accounts, be it further enacted, That a sufficient Number of printed copies of this Act, and of the Schedule thereto annexed, shall, so soon as conveniently may be after the passing of this Act, be transmitted by His Majesty's Printer to the Clerks of the Peace and Town Clerks of the several and respective Counties, Stewartries, Ridings, Divisions, Precincts, Sokes, Franchises, Liberties, Cities, Boroughs, Towns and Counties Corporate in Great Britain; and that the said several Clerks of the Peace and Town Clerks shall, and they are hereby required, with all convenient Speed, to cause the said Act to be distributed amongst the acting Justices of the Peace within their respective Limits; and also within that Part of Great Britain, called England, to cause a sufficient Number of the Schedule to this Act annexed to be delivered to the High Constables, or where there are no High Constables, to such other proper Officers who have the Execution of Precepts from Justices of the Peace to inferior Officers within their respective limits, at the Epiphany Quarter Sessions of Peace in the Year One thousand eight hundred and one; and within that Part of Great Britain called Scotland, to cause a sufficient Number of the said Schedule to be delivered to such Persons and at such Times as are for that Purpose herein-after mentioned.
In England, the High Constables shall, at the Epiphany Sessions 1801, receive from the Clerks of the Peace, etc. the Schedules, and forthwith deliver One to the Minister, etc. and one other to an Overseer or substantial Householder of each Parish or Place, who shall, with the Assistance of the Church-wardens, &c. upon March 10, 1801, take an Account of the Number of Persons therein; and inform themselves of certain Particulars, and prepare Answers to Questions according to the Form in the Schedule.



Penalty for refusing to answer, or wilfully giving false Answers.
III. And be it further enacted, That within that Part of Great Britain called England, the High Constables or other proper Officers so described as aforesaid, within their respective Jurisdictions aforesaid, shall, at the said Epiphany Quarter Sessions of the Peace in the Year One thousand eight hundred and one, pursuant to the Directions aforesaid, receive from the Clerks of the Peace or Town Clerks, the said printed Schedules, and forthwith deliver or cause to be delivered One such Schedule to the Rector, Vicar, Curate, or other Officiating Minister, and One other such Schedule to One of the Overseers of the Poor of every Parish, Township, or Place, as well within Towns Corporate as without, in their respective Limits, and also One such Schedule to the Overseer or Overseers of every Extra-parochial Place within the said Limits; and if there shall be no such Overseer therein, then to some One substantial Householder residing within the said Parish, Township, or Extra-parochial place; and thereupon the said Overseer or substantial Householders as aforesaid, taking to their Assistance the Churchwardens or Chapelwardens, Sidesmen, Parish Clerk, and Vestry Clerk, (if any), and employing, if they shall think fit, the Constables, Tythingmen, Head-boroughs, or other Peace Officers, for such Parishes, Townships, or Places, (such several Persons being hereby required to be aiding and assisting therein for that Purpose), shall, upon the Tenth Day of March in the Year One thousand eight hundred and one, proceed to take an Account in Writing of the Number of Persons at that Time being within the Limits of such Parishes, Townships, and Places, respectively, and inform themselves of the several Particulars relating to the Matters specified in the Three First Questions in the said Schedule, by proceeding together or separately from House to House, or otherwise, as they shall judge expedient for the better Execution of this Act, and from such Information shall prepare an Answer or Return to the said Questions, according to the Form prescribed in the said Schedule, and shall sign the same with their Names and respective Additions, as such Overseers or substantial Householders as aforesaid; and the better to enable the said Overseers or substantial Householders as aforesaid, to make such Answers and Returns, they, and the Persons so assisting them as aforesaid, are hereby authorized and empowered to ask all such Questions of the Persons within the said Parish, Township, or Place, respecting themselves and the Number and Quality of the Persons constituting their respective Families, as shall be necessary for stating the Particulars required to be stated concerning them, in the said Answers and Returns; and every such Person refusing to answer, or wilfully giving a false Answer to such Questions, or any of them, shall, for every such Refusal or false Answer, forfeit a Sum not exceeding Five Pounds, nor less than Forty Shillings, at the Discretion of the Justice or Justices before whom the Complaint thereof shall be made.
Justices in England shall appoint a Time and Place (between the 10th and 30th of April 1801) for the Overseers or Householders to attend with Returns and Answers to the first Three Questions stated in the Schedules, and cause Notice thereof to be given to them and the High Constables; and the Overseers, etc. shall then deliver Returns upon Oath. IV. And be it further enacted, That the Justices of the Peace, or any Two or more of them, within their respective Jurisdictions in England, shall, at, or so soon as conveniently may be after, the said Epiphany Quarter Sessions in the Year One thousand eight hundred and one, appoint a Time and Place, or Times and Places, (which Time shall be not sooner than the Tenth Day of April, nor later than the Thirtieth Day of April in the Year One thousand eight hundred and one, and may be at the Easter Quarter Session if they shall think fit), for the Overseers of the Poor of the several Parishes, Townships, and Places, within their respective Divisions or Limits, or for such substantial Householders as aforesaid, as the Case may be, to attend them for the Purpose of this Act, with Returns and Answers to the said Three first Questions stated in the Schedule to this Act annexed, and cause Notice thereof to be given to such Overseers and Householders respectively, according to the Form in the Schedule to this Act, and also to the High Constables, or where there are no High Constables, to such other proper Officers as aforesaid; and thereupon the said Overseers or substantial Householders as aforesaid, or some One of them, in and for every Parish, Township, or Place, shall and they are hereby required to attend the Justices of the Peace at such Meeting or Meetings respectively, and then and there deliver to the said Justices, in Writing signed by themselves, a just and true Answer and Return to the said Questions, upon Oath, (or being of the People called Quakers, on Affirmation), as herein-after directed, and the said High-Constables, or other proper Officers, so described as aforesaid, shall, and they are hereby required to attend the said respective Meetings for the Purposes herein-after directed.
Justices shall receive the Answers and Returns, and administer the Oath in each Schedule, with Power to examine the Overseers and Householders upon Oath, and adjourn their meetings; not later than the 30th April 1801, and shall deliver the Answers and Returns to the High Constables, who shall indorse the Returns, and transmit them to the Clerks of the Peace and Town Clerks by 8th May 1801. V. And be it further enacted, That the said Justices of the Peace shall and they are hereby required to receive and take, at such Meetings so to be appointed by them as aforesaid, and then and there to administer to the said Overseers or Substantial Householders respectively, the Oath or Affirmation contained in the said Schedule; and (if they see Cause) to examine such Overseers and Householders upon Oath or Affirmation, touching any of the Matters contained in such Questions and Answers, and, if necessary, to adjourn the said Meetings to any Time or Times, not later than the said Thirtieth Day of April, and to any Place or Places, in order that the said Returns may be rendered more complete or satisfactory; and shall then deliver such Answers and Returns to the respective High Constables, or other proper Officers as aforesaid, who shall thereupon indorse on each of such Returns the Name of the County, and also of the Riding, Division, Rape, Wapentake, Lathe, Precinct, Soke, Franchise, Liberty, City, Borough, Town, or County Corporate, wherein the Parish, Township, or Place therein mentioned is situate, and shall deliver or transmit such Returns, together with a true and perfect List of the Names of the Overseers of every Parish, Township and Place, and of the Householders aforesaid, to whom such Schedule shall have been delivered as aforesaid, to the several Clerks of the Peace and Town Clerks for the Jurisdiction in which the said Justices are authorized to act, at their respective Offices, on or before the Eighth Day of May One thousand eight hundred and one.
Ministers in England shall transmit an Answer to 4th and 5th Questions in the Schedule before the 30th April 1801. to the Bishop of the Diocese, who shall transmit the same, before 8th May 1801, to his Archbishop to be laid before the Privy Council before the 15th May, who shall cause an Abstract to be laid before Parliament, within Six Weeks. VI. And be it further enacted, That every Rector, Vicar, Curate, or other Officiating Minister of every Parish, Township, or Place, (Extra-parochial or otherwise), in England, including Free Chapels, Donatives and Peculiars, to whom such Schedule shall have been delivered as aforesaid, shall forthwith prepare an Answer or Return to the Fourth and Fifth Questions in the said Schedule set forth, and shall, on or before the Thirtieth Day of April One thousand eight hundred and one, duly transmit to the Bishop, within the Limits of whose Diocese the said Township, Parish, or Place, is situate, which said Bishop shall, on or before the Eighth Day of May One thousand eight hundred and one, transmit the same to the Archbishops of their respective Provinces, and thereupon the said Archbishops shall, on or before the Fifteenth Day of May One thousand eight hundred and one, cause the same to be laid before His Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council, who shall cause an Abstract thereof to be prepared and laid before both Houses of Parliament, within Six Weeks after the said Fifteenth Day of May, or if Parliament shall not then be sitting, within the First Fourteen days of the Session next ensuing.
The Sheriff Deputes and Stewart Deputes in Scotland shall appoint meetings of the Justices, on or before 10th March 1801, and not later than 30 April, and they together shall appoint the Schoolmasters or other fit Persons to take Account of the Matters required by this Act, and the Clerks of the Peace shall deliver the Schedules to the Persons so appointed, who shall take an Account of the Number of Persons, and inform themselves of certain Particulars, and prepare Answers to Questions according to the Form in the Schedule.

Penalty for refusing to answer, or wilfully giving false Answers.
VII. And be it further enacted, That, within that Part of Great Britain called Scotland, the Sheriff Deputes and Stewart Deputes, in their respective Counties and Stewartries, shall appoint a Time and Place, or Times and Places, (which shall be on or before the Tenth Day of March One thousand eight hundred and one, if Circumstances will permit, and not later than the Thirtieth Day of April One thousand eight hundred and one), for the Justices of the Peace within their respective Counties or Stewartries to hold a Meeting or Meetings within their ordinary Limits and Jurisdictions; and that the said Sheriff Deputes and Stewart Deputes, along with the Justices, and Two or more being a Quorum, shall nominate and appoint the Schoolmaster, or other fit Person or Persons in each Parish, to take Account of the several Matters required by this Act; and the Clerks of the Peace are required to deliver the said Schedule to the Schoolmaster, Person, or Persons, so appointed; and on the said Tenth Day of March One thousand eight hundred and one, or so soon thereafter as they conveniently can, the Schoolmaster, Person or Persons so appointed, shall proceed to take Account of the Number of Persons at that Time within the Limits of their respective Parishes, and inform themselves of the several Particulars relating to all the Matters specified in the said Schedule, by proceeding from House to House, or otherwise as they shall judge expedient, for the better Execution of this Act, and from such Information as aforesaid shall prepare an Answer or Return to all the said Questions according to the Form prescribed in the said Schedule, and shall sign the same with their Names and ordinary Designations; and the better to enable them to make such Answers and Returns as aforesaid, they are hereby authorized and empowered to ask all such Questions of the Persons within their respective Parishes, respecting themselves and the Number and Quality of the Persons constituting their respective Families, as shall be necessary for stating the Particulars required to be stated concerning them, in the said Answers and Returns; and every such Person refusing to answer, or wilfully giving a false Answer to such Questions, or any of them, shall, for every such Refusal or false Answer, forfeit a Sum not exceeding Five Pounds, nor less than Forty Shillings, at the Discretion of the Justice or Justices before whom the Complaint thereof shall be made.
The Sheriff Deputes or Stewart Deputes shall appoint a Time and Place (not sooner than 1st June 1801, not later than Michaelmas) for the Justices to meet, and the persons so appointed as aforesaid shall attend with Returns and Answers to the Questions, etc. which the Justices shall receive upon Oath, with Power to examine the Persons upon Oath and shall indorse the Returns, and transmit them to the Clerks of the Peace or Town Clerks, by Oct. 24, 1801. VIII. And be it further enacted, That the Sheriff Deputes or Stewart Deputes for Scotland, within their respective Jurisdictions, shall appoint a Time and Place, or Times and Places which shall not be sooner than the First Day of June, nor later than the ordinary Michaelmas Meeting of the County in the Year One thousand eight hundred and one, and for the Justices of Peace to meet, and the Schoolmaster, Person or Persons appointed by them as aforesaid, to attend such Meetings with Returns and Answers to the all the Questions stated in the Schedule to this Act; and the said Sheriff Deputes or Stewart Deputes shall cause Notice to be given to them respectively, for that Purpose accordingly; and the Justices of the Peace shall at such Meeting or Meetings receive the Answers and Returns to be made as aforesaid, and administer the Oath contained in the said Schedule to the Schoolmaster, Person or Persons appointed to make such Returns as aforesaid; and such Justices, if they see Cause, may examine the said Schoolmaster, Person or Persons, upon Oath, touching any of the Matters contained in such Questions and Answers, and shall indorse the same, with the Name of the County or Stewartry, or District thereof, wherein the Parish therein mentioned is situated, and shall transmit such Returns to the several Clerks of the Peace or Town Clerks, for the Jurisdiction in which the said Justices are authorized to act, on or before the Twenty-fourth Day of October One thousand eight hundred and one.
The accounts taken throughout Great Britain for preparing the Answers and Returns shall be preserved by the Church-wardens, &c. in England, and other Persons in Scotland, and delivered over to their Successors; and the Clerks of the Peace, &c. shall transmit the Answers, &c. to the Secretary of State by 15th May, 1801, in England and 10th Nov. in Scotland, an Abstract of which shall be laid before parliament within Six Weeks. IX. And be it further enacted, That the several Accounts so taken in Writing by the Overseers and Schoolmasters, or other Persons so appointed as aforesaid, in every Parish, Township, or Place within Great Britain, for the Purpose of preparing the aforesaid Answers and Returns, shall be safely kept and preserved by the Churchwardens or Chapelwardens, in England, and by the Schoolmasters or other Persons appointed as aforesaid, in Scotland, for the Time being, of the several Parishes, Townships, or Places to which the same relate, and shall be delivered over by them to their Successors in Office respectively; and that said Clerks of the Peace and Town Clerks throughout that Part of Great Britain called England, shall, on or before the Fifteenth Day of May One thousand eight hundred and one, and the said Justices of the Peace in Scotland shall, on or before the Tenth Day of November One thousand eight hundred, transmit, with all convenient Speed, such Answers and Returns as they shall have received in Manner aforesaid (together with a List of Parishes, Townships, and Places, within their respective Counties, Stewartries, Ridings, or Divisions, from whence no Returns have been made to them) to the Office of His Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Home Department; and that the same shall be digested and reduced into Order by such Officer as such Secretary of State shall appoint for the Purpose; and that an Abstract thereof shall be laid before both Houses of Parliament, within Six Weeks, after the said Fifteenth Day of May and Tenth Day of November respectively, or if Parliament shall not be then sitting, within the First Fourteen Days of the Session next ensuing such Days respectively.
Persons employed to have an Allowance for their Trouble and Expenses. X. And be it further enacted, That there shall be paid and allowed for the Trouble and Expenses of the several Persons employed in the Transactions aforesaid, for every Return which shall be so made and transmitted to the Clerks of the Peace and Town Clerks respectively, pursuant to the Directions aforesaid, the Sums following; videlicet, To the Clerk of the Peace or Town Clerk, for the Return which shall be made from every such Parish, Township, or Place in Great Britain, the Sum of One Shilling; to the High Constable or other proper Officer, in England, for the like, the Sum of One Shilling and Sixpence; to the Clerks of the Justices of the Peace throughout Great Britain, for the like, the Sum of One Shilling: And that the Justices of the Peace in England, at their respective Michaelmas Quarter Sessions, in the Year One thousand eight hundred and one, shall, and are hereby required to make an Order upon their respective Treasurers, to pay the same out of the Rates to be made and collected for their respective Counties, Ridings, Divisions, Precincts, Sokes, Franchises, Liberties, Cities, and Counties Corporate, or shall cause the same to be paid out of the Poor Rates of and for such Counties Corporate, or Places as have no County Rates; and that the Justices of the Peace in Scotland may, in like Manner order the Sheriff or Stewart of each County and Stewartry, to pay the like Fees to the Persons severally entitled to them in Scotland, which Payments they are hereby authorized to charge in their respective Accounts: And also, that the said Justices in England, at their said Michaelmas Quarter Sessions, or at the Michaelmas Quarter Sessions following, and the said Justices in Scotland, at their ordinary Michaelmas Meetings, for each County or Stewartry, may and they are hereby required to allow, the Amount of any reasonable Compensation for Trouble and Expences which they shall be satisfied have been bonâ fide and necessarily incurred in the Execution of this Act, by such Overseers, Householders, Parish Clerk, or Vestry Clerk in England, and by such Schoolmaster, or other Person so appointed as aforesaid, in Scotland, and may order Payment thereof to be made by the Receiver General of the Land Tax of and for the County, Riding, or other Place in England, or Receiver General in Scotland, (as the Case shall require), out of any Money in his Hands, and such Receiver General shall pay the same accordingly.
Penalty on Clerks of the Peace, Constables, Churchwardens, Overseers, School masters, &c. for wilful default. XI. And be it further enacted, That every such Clerk of the Peace, Town Clerk, High Constable, Constable, Tithingman, Headborough, or other such Officer as aforesaid, and also every such Churchwarden, Chapelwarden, Sidesman, Parish Clerk, Vestry Clerk, Overseer of the Poor, Householder, Schoolmaster, or other Person so appointed as aforesaid, making wilful Default in any of the Matters required of them respectively by this Act, shall, for every such wilful Default, forfeit a Sum not exceeding Five Pounds nor less than Forty Shillings, at the Discretion of the Justice or Justices before whom Complaint thereof shall be made.
Recovery and Application of Penalties. XII. And be it further enacted, That the several Forfeitures and Penalties inflicted by this Act shall, if not immediately paid, be levied by Distress and Sales of the Offender's Goods and Chattels, by virtue of a Warrant under the Hand and Seal of any Justice of the Peace having Jurisdiction where such Offender shall dwell, rendering to the said Offender the Overplus, if any, after the Charge of such Distress and Sale shall be deducted; and in case sufficient Distress shall not be found, then it shall be lawful for such Justice to commit such Offender to the Common Gaol, there to remain without Bail or Mainprize for a Term not exceeding Three Calendar Months, unless the said Forfeiture and Charges shall be sooner paid; and the said Forfeitures, when recovered in England, shall be paid, One Half to the Informer, and the other Half to the said respective Treasurers, to be applied in Aid of the Rates aforesaid; and any Person shall be deemed a competent Witness for the Execution of any of the Purposes of this Act, notwithstanding his paying or being liable to pay towards such Poor Rates or County Rates; and in case the said Forfeitures shall be recovered in Scotland, they shall be paid, One Half to the Informer, and the other Half to the Sheriff or Stewart of such County or Stewartry, wherein the said Default shall be committed.

SCHEDULE

I.

QUESTIONS to which, by Directions of an Act passed in the Forty-first Year of the Reign of His Majesty King George the Third, intituled, An Act for taking an Account of the Population of Great Britain, and of the Increase or Decrease thereof, written Answers are to be returned by the Rector, Vicar, Curate, or Officiating Minister, and Overseers of the Poor, or (in Default thereof) by some substantial Householder, of every Parish, Township, and Place (including those Places also which are Extra-parochial) in England; and by the Schoolmasters or other Persons to be appointed under the said Act for every Parish in Scotland; signed by them respectively, and attested upon Oath or Affirmation by the said Overseers, or (in Default thereof) by such other substantial Householders as aforesaid, in England, and by the Schoolmasters or other such Persons as aforesaid in Scotland; for which Purpose they are to attend the Justices of the Peace, within their respective Jurisdictions, at such Times and Places as the said Justices of the Peace shall appoint, on Pain of incurring the Penalties imposed by the said Act for every wilful Default or Neglect.

1st. How many Inhabited Houses are their in your Parish, Township, or Place; by how many Families are they occupied; and, how many Houses therein are Uninhabited?

2nd How many persons (including Children of whatever Age) are there actually found within the Limits of your Parish, Township, or Place, at the Time of taking this Account, distinguishing Males and Females, and exclusive of Men actually serving in His Majesty's Regular Forces or Militia, and exclusive of Seamen either in His Majesty's Service, or belonging to Registered Vessels?

3rd What Number of Persons, in your Parish, Township, or Place, are chiefly employed in Agriculture; how many in Trade, Manufactures, or Handicraft; and, how many are not comprised in any of the preceding Classes?

4th What was the Number of Baptisms and Burials in your Parish, Township, or Place, in the several Years, 1700, 1710, 1720, 1730, 1740, 1750, 1760, 1770, 1780, and each subsequent Year to the 31st Day of December 1800, distinguishing Males from Females?

5th What has been the Number of Marriages in your Parish, Township, or Place, in each Year, from the Year 1754 inclusive to the End of the Year 1800?

6th Are there any Matters which you think it necessary to remark in Explanation of your Answers to any of the preceding Questions?


FORM OF ANSWERS by the OVERSEERS, &c. in ENGLAND.

To the Questions contained in the Schedule to an Act, intituled, An Act for taking an Account of the Population of Great Britain, and of the Increase or Diminution thereof.

Country &c. Hundred &c. City, Town, &c. Parish &c. QUESTION Ist.
HOUSES
QUESTION 2d.
PERSONS, including Children of whatever Age.
Total of PERSONS in Answer to Question 2d. QUESTION 3d.
OCCUPATIONS.
TOTAL of PERSONS.
Inhabited By how many Families occupied. Uninhabited. Males. Females. Persons chiefly employed in Agriculture. Persons chiefly employed in Trade, Manufactures, or Handicraft. All other Persons not comprised in the Two preceding Classes. N.B. This Column must correspond with the Total of Persons in Answer to Question 2d.
                         

N.B. If any family occupied Two or More Houses in different Parishes, Townships, or Places, the Individuals belonging to such Family are to be numbered only in those Parishes, Townships, or places where they severally happen to be at the Time of taking the Account.

REMARKS, in Explanation of the Matters stated in Answer to the preceding Questions.

1st Question.

2d Question.

3d Question.

ATTESTATION on Oath (or Affirmation) by the OVERSEERS or substantial Householders in ENGLAND.

I, A. B. One of the Overseers or substantial Householder) of the Parish, Township, &c., of                                                                in the County of                                 do swear (or affirm), That the above Return contains, to the best of my Knowledge and Belief, a full and true Answer to the Question contained in the Schedule to an Act, intituled An Act for taking an Account of the Population of Great Britain, and of the Increase or Diminution thereof.

The above-mentioned A. B. was sworn (or affirmed) before us the Justices of the Peace in and for the                                 of                                 this                                 Day of                                
C. D. and E. F.


FORM of ANSWERS by the CLERGYMEN in ENGLAND,

To the Question in the Schedule to an Act, intituled, An Act for taking an Account of the Population of Great Britain, and of the Increase or Diminution thereof.

County, &c. Hundred City, Town Parish, &c.
       

QUESTION 4th
Year BAPTISMS BURIALS Year BAPTISMS BURIALS
Males Females Males Females Males Females Males Females
1700         1787        
1710         1788        
1720         1789        
1730         1790        
1740         1791        
1750         1792        
1760         1793        
1770         1794        
1780         1795        
1781         1796        
1782         1797        
1783         1798        
1784         1799        
1785         1800        
1786        
QUESTION 5th
MARRIAGES.
Years. Number of Marriages Years. Number of Marriages Years. Number of Marriages
1754   1770   1786  
1755   1771   1787  
1756   1772   1788  
1757   1773   1789  
1758   1774   1790  
1759   1775   1791  
1760   1776   1792  
1761   1777   1793  
1762   1778   1794  
1763   1779   1795  
1764   1780   1796  
1765   1781   1797  
1766   1782   1798  
1767   1783   1799  
1768   1784   1800  
1769   1785  

REMARKS, in Explanation of the Matters stated in Answer to the 4th and 5th Questions.

4th. Question.

5th Question.

CERTIFICATE of the CLERGYMEN

I, A. B. [Rector, Vicar, Curate, or Officiating Minister,] of the Parish, Township, &c., of               in the County of               do certify, That the above Returns contains, to the best of my Knowledge and Belief, a full and true Answer to the 4th and 5th Questions contained in the Schedule to an Act, intituled An Act for taking an Account of the Population of Great Britain, and of the Increase or Diminution thereof.
A. B. Witness C. D. One of the Overseers [or substantial Householder] of the Parish of               this               Day of             
C. D. and E. F.


FORM OF ANSWERS by the SCHOOLMASTERS, &c. in SCOTLAND.

To the Questions contained in the SCHEDULE to an Act, intituled, An Act for taking an Account of the Population of Great Britain, and of the Increase or Diminution thereof.

Country &c. Hundred &c. City, Town, &c. Parish &c. QUESTION Ist.
HOUSES
QUESTION 2d.
PERSONS, including Children of whatever Age.
Total of PERSONS in Answer to Question 2d. QUESTION 3d.
OCCUPATIONS.
TOTAL of PERSONS.
Inhabited By how many Families occupied. Uninhabited. Males. Females. Persons chiefly employed in Agriculture. Persons chiefly employed in Trade, Manufactures, or Handicraft. All other Persons not comprised in the Two preceding Classes. N.B. This Column must correspond with the Total of Persons in Answer to Question 2d.
                         

N.B. If any family occupies Two or More Houses in different Parishes, &c., the Individuals belonging to such Family are to be numbered only in those Parishes &c., where they severally happen to be at the Time of taking the Account.

REMARKS, in Explanation of the Matters stated in Answer to the preceding Questions.

1st Question.

2d Question.

3d Question.

ANSWERS to the Fourth and Fifth QUESTIONS
Years BAPTISMS BURIALS Years BAPTISMS BURIALS   MARRIAGES
Males. Females. Males. Females. Males. Females. Males. Females.   Years Number of Marriages Years Number of Marriages Years Number of Marriages
1700         1787           1754   1770   1786  
1710         1788           1755   1771   1787  
1720         1789           1756   1772   1788  
1730         1790           1757   1773   1789  
1740         1791           1758   1774   1790  
1750         1792           1759   1775   1791  
1760         1793           1760   1776   1792  
1770         1794           1761   1777   1793  
1780         1795           1762   1778   1794  
1781         1796           1763   1779   1795  
1782         1797           1764   1780   1796  
1783         1798           1765   1781   1797  
1784         1799           1766   1782   1798  
1785         1800           1767   1783   1799  
1786                     1768   1784   1800  
                      1769   1785      

REMARKS, in Explanation of the Matters stated in Answer to the Fourth and Fifth Questions.

4th. Question.

5th Question.

Certificate of the Clergymen.

I, A. B. Minister of the Gospel of the Parish of           in the County of               do certify, That the above Returns contains, to the best of my Knowledge and Belief, a full and true Answer to the 4th and 5th Questions contained in the Schedule to an Act, intituled An Act for taking an Account of the Population of Great Britain, and of the Increase or Diminution thereof.
A. B. Witness C. D. One of the Overseers [or substantial Householder] of the Parish of               this               Day of             
C. D. and E. F.

Attestation on Oath by the Schoolmaster, &c. in Scotland

I, A. B. Schoolmaster, &c.] of the Parish of           in the County of               do swear, That the above Return contains, to the best of my Knowledge and Belief, a full and true Answer to the Questions contained in the Schedule to an Act, intituled An Act for taking an Account of the Population of Great Britain, and of the Increase or Diminution thereof.
A. B. The above-mentioned               was sworn before us, the Justices of the Peace in and for the               of               this               Day of               C.D. and E.F.


II.

FORM of the PRECEPT for giving Notice to High Constables, Overseers, and Householders, in England, of the Time and Place appointed by Justices of the Peace for taking the Answers and Returns under this Act.

The Country &c., to wit. To the Constable, [Tythingman, or Headborough] of               in the said County.

You are hereby required, with all convenient Speed, to give or cause to be given Notice to the High Constable of the Hundred of               and to the Overseers of the Poor of every Parish, Township, or Place, within the said Hundred; and if there is no Overseer therein, then to some substantial Householder therein; that they are severally required to appear at               on the               Day of               next, at the Hour of               in the Forenoon, before such of His Majesty's Justices of the Peace as shall be then and there assembled, and that the said Overseers or Householders as aforesaid, or some One of them, for every such Parish, Township, or Place, are then and there to deliver upon Oath or Affirmation, a just and true Account, in Writing, signed by themselves, containing an Answer to the several Questions propounded in the Schedule to an Act, intituled An Act for taking an Account of the Population of Great Britain, and of the Increase or Diminution thereof. Given under my Hand [or our Hands] this                                    Day of                                       in the Year One Thousand eight hundred and one.


III.

FORM of the OATH or AFFIRMATION to the Return.

You shall swear (or affirm) that the Answers and Returns now made by you to the several Questions contained in the Schedule annexed to an Act, intituled An Act for taking an Account of the Population of Great Britain, and of the Increase or Diminution thereof, is a full and true Answer to the said Questions, to the best of your Knowledge and Belief.


IV.

FORM of INDORSEMENT by the High Constables in England, and by the Justices of the Peace in Scotland.

County [or Stewartry] of
Riding, Division, or District thereof (if any)
Hundred, Rape, Wapentake, Lathe, Precinct, Soke, Franchise, or Liberty, of
City, Borough, Town, or County Corporate, of
Parish, Township, &c., of