Census transcriptions – large encampments
Found your family with a big group of other people in tents or vardos in a census return? Take a close look at their neighbours as they could be close relatives or at least regular travelling companions.
From time to time, we add transcriptions of large encampments of Gypsies, Travellers and Fairground People on this page. That is, any group that contains more than 20 or so individuals in the same place.
If you have a sighting to share, why not type it up and send it to us at enquiries[at]rtfhs.org.uk? Let us have a note of the census year, the location and the reference number of the source too so that people can take a look at the original if they want to. We look forward to hearing from you.
- 1911 census – encampment at Chingford, Essex
- 1911 census – Chobham Common, Surrey
- 1911 census – Rigley’s Yard, Leicester, Leicestershire
- 1901 census – Black Patch, Handsworth, Staffordshire
- 1901 census – encampment at Lambourne, Ongar, Essex
- 1901 census – encampment in West Street, Charlton, Kent/London
- 1891 census – Black Patch, Handsworth, Staffordshire
- 1891 census – encampment at Castleton, Lancashire
- 1881 census – encampment on Mitcham Common, Mitcham, Surrey
- 1871 census – encampment in Stewarts Lane, Battersea, Wandsworth, London
- 1861 census – encampment at Liddington, Wiltshire
- 1861 encampment in Hammersmith