Thursday, January 4, 2024

Treasure Chest Thursday -- 1851 England and Wales Census Entry for John Rich Household in Hilperton, Wiltshire

 It's Treasure Chest Thursday - an opportunity to look in my digital image files to see what treasures I can find for my family history research and genealogy musings.

The treasure today is the 1851 census entry for the John Rich household in Hilperton, Wiltshire:

The 1851 census record for the John Rich family is the 2nd family entry down the page:

The transcription of this record is in the Parish of Hilperton, Village of Hilperton:

No. of Householder Schedule:  92
Name of Street, Place or Road, and Name or Number of House:  Hilperton

*  Name:  John Rich; Relation:  Head; Condition: Mar[ried]; Age:  58; Occupation:  Broad loom weaver; Where born:  [Wilts], Hilperton.
*  Name:  Rebecca [Rich]; Relation:  Wife; Condition: Mar[ried]; Age:  63; Occupation:  [none];  Where born:  [Wilts], Hilperton.
*  Name:  William [Rich]; Relation:  Son; Condition: U[nmarried]; Age:  21; Occupation:  Weaver;  Where born:  [Wilts], Hilperton.
*  Name:  Samuel [Rich]; Relation:  Son; Condition: U[nmarried]; Age:  18; Occupation:  Indian rubber worker;  Where born:  [Wilts], Hilperton.
*  Name:  William Dum???; Relation: Lodger; Condition: U[nmarried]; Age:  21; Occupation:  Ag Lab; Where born:  [Wilts], Hilperton.

The source citation for this record is:

1851 England and Wales Census, Wiltshire, Hilperton [parish], District 257, Folio 255 recto, page 22, household 92, John Rich household; digital image, ( : accessed 28 July 2012), citing The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey, Public Record Office HO 107/1840.

This is a family entry in the Hilperton, Wiltshire 1851 census.  It is an Original Source with Secondary Information and Indirect Evidence of the names, ages, relationships, occupations and birthplace of the family members. 

John Rich (1790-1868) was baptized 14 November 1790 in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, the son of William and Betty (Noad) Rich.  Rebecca (Hill) Rich (1790-1862) was baptized 25 April 1790 in Hilperton, Wiltshire, the daughter of John and Ann (Warren) Hill.  They married 14 February 1815 in Hilperton.
John and Rebecca (Hill) Rich are my 3rd great-grandparents; they had 11 children, including my 2nd great-grandmother Hannah Rich (1824-1911) who married James Richman (1821-1912) in 1844 in Hilperton, Wiltshire. 


Copyright (c) 2024, Randall J. Seaver

Please comment on this post on the website by clicking the URL above and then the "Comments" link at the bottom of each post.  Share it on Twitter, Facebook, or Pinterest using the icons below.  Or contact me by email at

No comments: