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Movement In and Out of the Parish

Information from the census

An examination of the names of people staying in the village over the decades covered by the censuses and the 1825 document show that:

Percentage of people staying and moving out
Decade % of families staying % moving, marrying or dying
1825-1841 75% 25%
1841-1851 52% 28%
1851-1861 52% 48%
1861-1871 50% 50%
1871-1881 56% 44%
1881-1891 46% 54%

The period 1825-1841 is obviously longer than that of the census returns so the 25% is possibly a higher rate than it would have been if only ten years had been counted. Nevertheless, it is clear that over the 75 year period there was increased movement out of the village so that by the end of the century less than half the families living in the village had been listed in the previous census.


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