This is an overview of the Census Records for Debenham.


1831 Census

The 1831 Census was taken on the night of 30th May 1831.

It did not enumerate the names of Householders, however the following statistics are available for Debenham:

Acres 1,920
Houses: Inhabited 191
Houses: Families 327
Houses: Building 1
Houses: Uninhabited 0
Occupations: Families chiefly Employed In Agriculture 166
Occupations: Families chiefly Employed In Trade, Manufacture & Handicraft 132
Occupations: All other Families not covered above 29
Persons: Males 814
Persons: Females 815


1841 Census

The 1841 Census was taken on the night of 6th June, 1841.

 
HO107 / 1038 / 2  

 
County of Suffolk (Parliamentary Division)
Hundred, Wapentake, Soke of Liberty of Thredling
Parish of Debenham (Part of)
Township of  
City, or Borough, or Town, or County Corporate of  
Within the Limites of the Parliamentary Boundary of the City or Borough of  
Within the Municipal Boundary of  
Superintendent Registrar's District Bosmere and Claydon
Registrar's District Debenham
No. of Enumeration District 2
Description of ditto  
All that part of the Parish of Debenham which lies on the West of the road leading from Aspall to Winston.

HO107 / 1038 / 1
 

 
County of Suffolk (Parliamentary Division)
Hundred, Wapentake, Soke of Liberty of Thredling
Parish of Debenham (Part of)
Township of  
City, or Borough, or Town, or County Corporate of  
Within the Limites of the Parliamentary Boundary of the City or Borough of  
Within the Municipal Boundary of  
Superintendent Registrar's District Bosmere and Claydon
Registrar's District Debenham
No. of Enumeration District 1
Description of ditto  
All that part of the Parish of Debenham which lies on the East of the road leading from Aspall to Winston.


1851 Census

The 1851 Census was taken on the night of 30th March, 1851.

Reference: HO107 1797

 
County and Parliamentary Division of Within the limits of the Parliamentary Boundary of the City or Borough of Within the Municipal Boundary of Superintendent Registrar's District Registrar's District No of Enumeration District
Suffolk
Eastern Division


Bosmere & Claydon Coddenham 6a

Description of Enumeration District

All that part of the twon (sic) of Debenham which lies to the East part of the Turnpike Road from the Cherry Tree Green to Aspall including also the South of the Road leading from Stonham Aspal to Cherry Green, Poplar Hall, Crows Hall, Cherry Tree Inn



County and Parliamentary Division of Within the limits of the Parliamentary Boundary of the City or Borough of Within the Municipal Boundary of Superintendent Registrar's District Registrar's District No of Enumeration District
Eastern Division of the County of Suffolk

Bosmere & Claydon Coddenham 6b

Description of Enumeration District

All that part of the town of Debenham which lies to the West of the Turnpike Road leading from the Cherry Tree Green to Aspall including Vicarage, Grace Church (or Gracious St) Street, Two Back Lanes, Little Londen, Ulverston Hall, Old Hall & Gosling Hall


1861 Census

The 1861 Census was taken on the night of 7th April, 1861.

Class: RG9 Piece: 1155
Superintendent Registrar's District Bosmere & Claydon Enumeration District, No 8
Registrar's Sub-District Coddenham Name or Enumerator, Mr. Dorling

DESCRIPTION OF ENUMERATION DISTRICT
This description is to be written in by the Enumerator from the Copy supplied to him by the Registrar. Any explanatory notes or observations calculated to make the description clearer or more complete, may be added by the Enumerator).

Part of the Parish of Debenham in the County of Suffolk including all the houses and cottages on the West side of the turnpike road leading from Woodbridge to Eye including the Vicarage - Poplar Hall - White Hall - Ulverstone Hall - Goslings Hall - Old Hall - Little Stonham and all the houses and tenements on both sides of Grace Church Street and the Back Lanes.



Class: RG9 Piece: 1155
Superintendent Registrar's District Bosmere & Claydon Enumeration District, No 9
Registrar's Sub-District Coddenham Name or Enumerator, Mr. Moore

DESCRIPTION OF ENUMERATION DISTRICT
This description is to be written in by the Enumerator from the Copy supplied to him by the Registrar. Any explanatory notes or observations calculated to make the description clearer or more complete, may be added by the Enumerator).

All that remaining part of the Parish of Debenham, which lies on the East side of the aforesaid Turnpike road leading from Woodbridge to Eye, including Crows Hall, the White House, Corporation Farm, Cross Green, the Gull Farm and Bell will? Cottages, and also the Cherry Tree Green.


1871 Census

The 1871 Census was taken on the night of 2nd April, 1871.

CENSUS OF ENGLAND AND WALES, 1871
Superintendent Registrar's District: Bosmere
Enumeration District, No: 8
Registrar's Sub-District: Coddenham
Name of Enumerator, Mr. William Henry

DESCRIPTION OF ENUMERATION DISTRICT

This description is to be written by the Enumerator from the copy supplied to him by the Registrar.  Any explanatory notes or observations calculated to make the description clearer or more complete, may be added by the Enumerator.



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Col 2

Part of the Parish of Debenham including all the Houses and Cottages on the West side of the Turnpike road leading from Woodbridge to Eye includingthe Vicarage, Poplar Hall, White Hall, Gostlings Hall, Ulveston Hall, Little London, Old Hall and all the Houses and Cottages on both sides Grace Church and the Back Lane.


 

CENSUS OF ENGLAND AND WALES, 1871
Superintendent Registrar's District: Bosmere
Enumeration District, No: 9
Registrar's Sub-District: Coddenham
Name of Enumerator, Mr. Harry Last

DESCRIPTION OF ENUMERATION DISTRICT

This description is to be written by the Enumerator from the copy supplied to him by the Registrar.  Any explanatory notes or observations calculated to make the description clearer or n=more complete, may be added by the Enumerator.



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Col 2

Parish of Debenham (Part of)   All that part of the Parish of Debenham which lies on the East side of the turn pike road, leading from Woodbridge to Eye, including Crows Hall, White House, Corporation Farm, Cross Green, Gull Farm & Cttages and Bell-Well Cottage.




1881 Census

The 1881 Census was taken on the night of 3rd April, 1881.

The 1881 Census remains the only Census that is available online for free via the FamilySearch Website.  See the links page for details. 

 

Superintendent Registrar's District

Bosmere Enumeration District, No 8
Registrar's Sub District Coddenham Name of Enumerator, Mr Jeremiah Mayhew White


DESCRIPTION OF ENUMERATION DISTRICT

[This description is to be written in by the Enumerator from the Copy supplied to him by the Registrar. Any explanatory notes or observations calculated to make the description clearer or more complete, may be added by the Enumerator].

Part of the Parish of Debenham including all the Houses and Cottages on the West Side of the Road leading from Woodbridge to Eye*, the Cherry Tree Inn, and the Green, the Vicarage, Poplar Hall, White Hall, Goslings Hall, Ulverston Hall, Old Hall, Little London and all the Houses and Cottages on both sides of Grace Church Street, the Back Lanes and Chapel Row. * As far as Sir Robert Hitcham's ? School.

 


Superintendent Registrar's District Bosmere Enumeration District, No 9
Registrar's Sub District Coddenham Name of Enumerator, Mr B Raynham


DESCRIPTION OF ENUMERATION DISTRICT

[This description is to be written in by the Enumerator from the Copy supplied to him by the Registrar. Any explanatory notes or observations calculated to make the description clearer or more complete, may be added by the Enumerator].

Part of the Parish of Debenham on the East side of the Road leading from Woodbridge to Eye including the East side of "The Street" Crows Hall, Hill House, White House Corporation, Farm? Pages, Mill & Cottages, Hill Farm, Cross Green and Cottages,  Gas House and Cottages, Gull Farm, Red House Farm, Belwell Cottages and Collins Cottages.


1891 Census

The 1891 Census was taken on the night of 5th April, 1891.

CENSUS OF ENGLAND AND WALES, 1891
Registration District: Bosmere
Enumeration District, No: 7
Registration Sub-District: Coddenham
Name of Enumerator, Mr. Jeremiah White

DESCRIPTION OF ENUMERATION DISTRICT

This description of the District is to be written in by the Enumerator in Column 9 from the copy supplied to him by the Registrar.  Any explanatory notes or observations calculated to make the description clearer or n=more complete, may be added by the Enumerator.  It is especially necessary that the names of the various Local Sub-Divisions should be inserted in Columns 1 to 8

 

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Civil Parish Municipal Borough Municipal Ward Urban Sanitary District Town or Village or Hamlet Rural Sanitary District Parliamentary Borough or Division Ecclesiastical Parish or District Description of Boundaries and Contents of Enumeration District
                 
of Debenham (Part of)         Bosmere & Claydon of Suffolk.  North Eastern or Eye   Part of the Civil Parish of Debenham including all the Houses and Cottages on the West side of the road leading from Woodbridge to Eye, the Cherry Tree Inn Green, the Vicarage, Poplar Hall, White Hall, Goslings Hall, Ulveston Hall, Old Hall, Little London and all the houses and cottages on both sides Grace Church Street, the Back Lanes and Chapel Row.

 

CENSUS OF ENGLAND AND WALES, 1891
Registration District: Bosmere
Enumeration District, No: 8
Registration Sub-District: Coddenham
Name of Enumerator, Mr. Thomas Henry Last

DESCRIPTION OF ENUMERATION DISTRICT

This description of the District is to be written in by the Enumerator in Column 9 from the copy supplied to him by the Registrar.  Any explanatory notes or observations calculated to make the description clearer or n=more complete, may be added by the Enumerator.  It is especially necessary that the names of the various Local Sub-Divisions should be inserted in Columns 1 to 8

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Civil Parish Municipal Borough Municipal Ward Urban Sanitary District Town or Village or Hamlet Rural Sanitary District Parliamentary Borough or Division Ecclesiastical Parish or District Description of Boundaries and Contents of Enumeration District
                 
of Debenham (Part of)         Bosmere & Claydon of Suffolk.  North Eastern or Eye   Part of the Civil Parish of Debenham on the east side of the Road leading from Woodbridge to Eye including Crows Hall, Hill House, white House, Camp Green farm, Pages Mill Cottages, Hill Farm, Cross Green & Cottages, Gull Farm, Toll gate Road Cottages, Red House Farm, Bellwell Farm & Belwell Cottages.


1901 Census

The 1901 Census was taken on the night of 31st March, 1901.

CENSUS OF ENGLAND AND WALES, 1901
Registration District: Bosmere
Enumeration District, No: 7
Registration Sub-District: Coddenham
Name of Enumerator, Mr. Thos. H. Last

DESCRIPTION OF ENUMERATION DISTRICT

[To be copied by the Enumerator from his Instruction and Memorandum Book]

Local Sub-Divisions wholly or partly included within Enumeration District (Write "entire", or "part of", as the case may be, after each name).
1.  Civil Parish or Parishes: Debenham (part of)

4.  Wards of Municipal Borough or of Urban District:

 
2.  Ecclesiastical Parish or Parishes: Debenham St. Mary (part of) 5.  Rural District: Bosmere & Claydon (part of)
3.  County Borough, Municipal Borough or Urban District:   6.  Parliamentary Borough or Division: North Eastern or Eye Division of Suffolk
    7.  Town, Village or Hamlet:  
       

BOUNDARY of Enumeration District

Including all the houses and Cottages on the West side of the Road leading from Woodbridge to Eye, the Cherry Tree Inn and Green, The Vicarage, Poplar Hall, White Hall, Gostlings Hall, Ulveston Hall, Old Hall, Little London and all the Houses and Cottages on both sides Gracechurch Street, the Back Lanes and Chapel Row

 

CENSUS OF ENGLAND AND WALES, 1901
Registration District: Bosmere
Enumeration District, No: 8
Registration Sub-District: Coddenham
Name of Enumerator, Mr. Wm E Lanham

DESCRIPTION OF ENUMERATION DISTRICT

[To be copied by the Enumerator from his Instruction and Memorandum Book]

Local Sub-Divisions wholly or partly included within Enumeration District (Write "entire", or "part of", as the case may be, after each name).




1.  Civil Parish or Parishes: Debenham (part of)

4.  Wards of Municipal Borough or of Urban District:


2.  Ecclesiastical Parish or Parishes: Debenham St. Mary (part of) 5.  Rural District: Bosmere & Claydon (part of)
3.  County Borough, Municipal Borough or Uban District:
6.  Parliamentary Borough or Division: North Eastern or Eye Division of Suffolk


7.  Town, Village or Hamlet:




BOUNDARY of Enumeration District

On the East side of the Road leading from Woodbridge to Eye including Crows Hall, the White House, Corporation Farm, Pages Mill Cottages, Cross Green and Cottages, Gas House and Cottages, Gull Farm, Red House Farm, Bellwell Cottages and Colliers Cottages.



1911 Census

The 1911 Census was taken on the night of 2nd April, 1911.

The 1911 Census is available with "sensitive information" redacted from the 1911Census or findmypast.co.uk/ websites from early 2010.

The "sensitive information" was released on 3rd January 2012.

District 2

To be filled in by the Enumerator

Name
Number
Registration District Bosmere
211
Registration Sub-District Coddenham
1
Enumeration District -
2



 

Name of Enumerator, Mr. William E Lanham, Debenham, Stowmarket

All that part of the Civil Parish of Debenham bounded on the North-west and South by the Civil Parish boundary, and on the East by the Centre of the Road leading from Woodbridge to Eye - entering the Parish at Potash Farm and Alexander Corner.

Including all the Houses and Cottageson the West side of the Road leading from Woodbridge to Eye; the Cherry Tree Inn and Green, the Vicarage, Poplar Hall, White Hall, Gostling's (or Debenham Hall), Elveston Hall, Old Hall, Little London Hill, and all the Houses and Cottages on both sides of Grace Church Street, the Back Lane, Chapel Row, Romewood Farm, Grove Farm, Low Farm,(or Brickfield Hall), Brices's Farm, Potash Farm, Bloodwood, Derry Brook Farm, Malting Farm.  The West side of High Street and Church Row.



1921 Census

The 1921 Census was taken on the night of Sunday 19th June, 1921.  It had originally been planned that he census would be taken on  the night of 24th April, but it was delayed because of strikes.

The 1921 Census is scheduled to be released, in its entirety, in 2022.



1931 Census

The 1931 Census was taken on the night of Sunday 26th April, 1931.  The entire 1931 Census was destroyed in a fire on the night of Saturday 19th December 1942.

More details regarding the fire can be found here National Archives - 1931 Census



1939 WW2 Registration

On 29th September, 1939 the entire population was enumerated during the process of WW2 Registration when everyone was issued with National Identity Cards.

The Identity Card was finally abolished in February 1952, but the identity numbers were used within the NHS to give everyone an individual number.  People who had a Identity Card during WW2 still retain the same number as their NHS identity today.



1941 Census

No Census was taken in 1941 due to WW2.