The 1841 census was carried out on the night of Sunday 6th June 1841. It is not quite as useful as the later ones, for a variety of reasons:
The columns in the 1841 Census are as follows:
The 1841 Census was also different in terms of the administrative unit, and the area names are generally based on the old ‘hundreds’. The relevant Piece Numbers applied to these ‘hundreds’ for the area of interest are in the range 346 to 380 for the ancient county of Gloucestershire and 929 to 972 for the ancient county of Somerset. The 1841 census is available online at the sites listed on the census page. A name index to much of the Bristol area is available in the Society’s Research Room.