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Census returns

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Census returns

The centre holds microfilm copies of the census returns for the whole area that is now the London Borough of Camden for 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891 and 1901. These cover the former parishes of Hampstead, Holborn (St Andrew above Bars and St George the Martyr Queen Square), St Giles in the Fields (including St George Bloomsbury), and St Pancras.

In addition, the centre also holds census returns for Hampstead parish for 1801 and 1811. Although mainly statistical, these early returns do list by name a number of Hampstead residents. 

Surname indexes to the census

  • 1851 Hampstead, Holborn, St Giles in the Fields, and St Pancras parishes.
  • 1861 Hampstead parish. St Pancras parish. St Giles in the Fields and Holborn (part from Liberty of Saffron Hill and Hatton Garden)
  • 1871 Grays Inn Lane area (RG10 213), Regent's Park area (RG10 199-203), St Giles in the Fields south area 
  • (RG10 342).
  • 1881 London and Middlesex.

Researchers can go online to access census records including the 1911 census on: - this is a subscription site but the library edition is available to use for free in any Camden library.