Thursday, May 10, 2012

Treasure Chest Thursday - 1851 English Census for John Richman Family

It's Treasure Chest Thursday - time to share an artifact or a document image from my collection of ancestral stuff.

The treasure today is the 1851 English Census record for the John Richman family in Hilperton, Wiltshire.

The information for the John Richman family on this census record is:

*  Parish or township of:  Hilperton
*  Village of: Hilperton
*  No. of Household Schedule: 88
*  Name of Street, Place, or Road, and Name or No. of House: Marsh
*  Name and Surname of each Person who abode in this house, on the Night of the 30th March, 1851: [see below]
*  Relation to Head of Family: [see below]
*  Condition: [see below]
*  Age of Male/Female: [see below]
*  Rank Profession or Occupation: [see below]
*  Where Born: [see below]

**  John Richman - Head, Mar[ried], Male, 59, Butcher, Wilts Hilperton
**  Ann Richman - Wife, Mar[ried], Female, 67, ----, Wilts Devizes
**  Elizabeth Richman - Dau[ghte]r, W[idow], 38, Female, Weaver, Wilts Hilperton
**  Mary Richman - Grand-dau[ghter], ---, 8, Female, Peeand Girl, Wilts Hilperton 
**  Rosa Richman - Grand-dau[ghter], ---, 3, Female, Scholar, Somerset Bath

I cannot figure out the rank or occupation of Mary Richman - it certainly looks like "Peeand" to me! 

I could not find this image on in a recent search for any of the persons listed.  It is not possible, as far as I know, to find a specific Folio in a specific town or parish on

I first obtained this record from a Family History Library microfilm, so the source citation I have is:

1851 Census of England, Wiltshire, Hilperton [parish], District 257, Folio 267 recto, household 196, Johns Richman household; Public Record Office HO 107/1840, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah; FHL BRITISH microfilm 220,987.

John and Ann (Marshman) Richman are my third great-grandparents.  

Copyright (c) 2012, Randall J. Seaver


Rosemary said...

Errand Girl

Kathleen O'Hara said...

I was going to suggest "Errand Girl" as well. Would that be reasonable for the time and place?

Elaine Schenot said...

I concur that it's "errand girl."