Censuses for Blackminster from 1851 to 1911

Until 1949, Blackminster was part of the parish of Offenham and thus featured on the Offenham census return. In the early 1850s, the railway was built cutting through the south-east corner of the parish; nearly a hundred years later, it was this most south-easterly part, south of the railway line, which became part of Badsey.

In 1841, there were no houses in this area of the parish, but by 1851, one house had been built on what we now call Birmingham Road, to provide accommodation for the foreman of the nearby stone quarry. By 1861, there was still just the one house. By 1871, a cottage had been built slightly to the north. It is believed that the stone quarry had closed down by this time and a lime works built. By 1881, a house had been built on the present-day Station Road. The opening of Littleton & Badsey Station on 21st April 1884 led to further development. By 1891, a pair of semi-detached houses had been built on Station Road.

People are listed in the order recorded by the enumerator as he walked around the village. Information about the household includes: the scedule number, the address as given on the census, the folio number and page number (to help if looking at the original census return in a Record Office). Notes in italics give the present-day address. Information for each person includes: name, relationship to the head of the household, marital status (mar. = married, unm. = unmarried, wid. = widow or widower), age (mon. = months), gender, occupation, place of birth. These records were transcribed by Maureen Spinks. Notes in italics are added by the transcriber. If you are looking for a particular person it may be easier to start with the alphabetical name index.

Censuses for Badsey and Aldington are on other pages.

1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901, 1911.

1851

HO107/2044 folio 19
In 1841, there were no houses in this area of the parish, but by 1851, one house had been built, to provide accommodation for the foreman of the nearby stone quarry.

Offenham f.19 [The Old Farm House, Birmingham Road]
Edward POWELL; Head; mar. 28 m; Foreman over Stoneworks; Worcs, Evesham.
Elizabeth POWELL; Wife; mar. 25 f -; Worcs, Wickhamford.
Caroline Jane POWELL; Daughter; - 4 f At home; Worcs, Evesham.
Hugh Alfred POWELL; Son; - 2 m; At home; Worcs, Evesham.
Eliza Ellen POWELL; Daughter; - 6 mths f -; Surrey, Lambeth.
David HARTWELL; Servant; unm. 20 m; Carter; Worcs, Badsey.

 

1861

RG9/2103 folio 63
One house had been built in this area in the late 1840s. By 1861, there was still just the one house.

Blackminster f.63 [The Old Farm House, Birmingham Road]
Thomas MOORE; Head; mar. 51 m; Stone Mason; Worcs, North Littleton.
Rebecca Louisa MOORE; Wife; mar. 26 f -; Glos, Pebworth.
Mary Ann MOORE; Daughter; - 2 f -; Worcs, Offenham.
Elizabeth Agnes MOORE; Daughter; - 1 f -; Worcs, Offenham.
Esther BUTLER; Visitor; unm. 28 f Visitor; Glos, Pebworth.

 

1871

RG10/3061 folio 65
One house had been built in this area in the late 1840s. By 1871, a cottage had been built slightly to the north. It is believed that the stone quarry had closed down by this time and a lime works built.

Blackminster f.65 [Rose Cottage, Birmingham Road]
George KNIGHT; Head; mar. 30 m; Ag Labourer (Carter); Worcs, Bretforton.
Sarah A KNIGHT; Wife; mar. 28 f -; Worcs, Cropthorne.
Mary A KNIGHT; Daughter; - 4 f -; Worcs, Offenham.
Harriet L KNIGHT; Daughter; - 1 f -; Worcs, Offenham.

Blackminster (Farm House with Building and Stone Quarry) f.65

Farm House f.65 [The Old Farm House, Birmingham Road]
Elizabeth ELKINGTON; Servant; unm. 46 f Housekeeper; Oxon, Hanworth.

 

1881

RG11/2927 folio 77
One house had been built in this area in the late 1840s. By 1871, a cottage had been built slightly to the north, and by 1881, a house had been built on the present-day Station Road.

Blackminster Road, Blackminster f.77 [Limetrees, Station Road]
Thomas BRIDGES; Head; mar. 60 m; Market Gardener; Glos, Kingham .
Anne BRIDGES; Wife; mar. 57 f -; Glos, Broadwell.
Mary PHIPPS; Mother In Law; wid. 87 f -; Warks, Winson.
Thomas ADAMS; Son In Law; mar. 31 m; Railway Porter; Glos, Stretton on Fosse.
Julia ADAMS; Daughter; mar. 30 f -; Glos, Kingham .
Charles B ADAMS; Grandson; - 4 m; -; Worcs, Offenham.
Alice Mary ADAMS; Granddaughter; - 1 f -; Worcs, Bengeworth.

Blackminster f.77 [The Old Farm House, Birmingham Road]
George KNIGHT; Head; mar. 41 m; Farm Bailiff; Worcs, Bretforton.
Sarah A KNIGHT; Wife; mar. 38 f Farm Bailiff Wife; Worcs, Cropthorne.
Mary A KNIGHT; Daughter; - 14 f A L Assistant; Worcs, Offenham.
Emma KNIGHT; Daughter; - 9 f Scholar; Worcs, Offenham.
Lizzie KNIGHT; Daughter; - 8 f Scholar; Worcs, Offenham.
Henry KNIGHT; Son; - 7 m; Scholar; Worcs, Offenham.
George KNIGHT; Son; - 5 m; Scholar; Worcs, Offenham.
Jim KNIGHT; Son; - 4 m; -; Worcs, Offenham.
William KNIGHT; Son; - 2 m; -; Worcs, Offenham.
Charlie N KNIGHT; Son; - 9 mths m; -; Worcs, Offenham.

Blackminster f.77 [Rose Cottage, Birmingham Road]
Eliza PRESTON; Head; wid. 61 f Formerly Field Work; Warks, Leamington .
Ann PRESTON; Daughter; unm. 37 f Needlewoman Plain Work; Glos, Condicote.
Emma PRESTON; Daughter; unm. 28 f Cook Out Of Employ; Glos, Winchcombe.

Blackminster f.77 [Rose Cottage, Birmingham Road]
William PRESTON; Head; mar. 41 m; Ag Labourer; Warks, Leamington .
Jane PRESTON; Wife; mar. 57 f Field Work (A L); Glos, Hinton on the Green.

 

1891

RG12/2337 folio 155
A small settlement at Blackminster had been slowly growing since the late 1840s and the opening of Littleton & Badsey Station on 21st April 1884 led to further development. By 1891, a pair of semi-detached houses had been built on Station Road.

Blackminster Cottage f.155 [Rose Cottage, Birmingham Road]
George ALDINGTON; Head; mar. 56 m; Lime Burner (Employed); Worcs, North Littleton.
Eliza ALDINGTON; Wife; mar. 48 f Laundress (Employed); Worcs, Offenham.
Wilson ALDINGTON; Son; - 15 m; Railway Porter (Employed); Worcs, North Littleton.
May ALDINGTON; Daughter; - 10 f Mother's Help Domestic (Employed); Worcs, South Littleton. Fred ALDINGTON; Son; - 8 m; Scholar; Worcs, South Littleton.

Blackminster Cottage f.155 [Rose Cottage, Birmingham Road]
Charles Henry HEYWOOD; Head; mar. 22 m; Ag Lab (Employed); Worcs, North Littleton.
Ruth HEYWOOD; Wife; mar. 26 f -; Worcs, Offenham.
Horace HEYWOOD; Son; - 2 m; -; Worcs, Offenham.
Hilda HEYWOOD; Daughter; - 1 f -; Worcs, Offenham.
Caroline HEYWOOD; Sister; unm. 30 f -; Worcs, North Littleton.

Farm Blackminster House f.155 [The Old Farm House, Birmingham Road]
Henry RUCK; Head; mar. 33 m; Farmer (Employer); Wilts, Cisey.
Helena Augusta RUCK; Wife; mar. 26 f -; Worcs, Badsey.
William Henry RUCK; Son; - 2 m; -; Worcs, Broadway.
Walter Edward RUCK; Son; - 4 mths m; -; Worcs, Offenham.

Blackminster Cottage f.155 [Corner House, Station Road]
One uninhabited

Blackminster Cottage f.155 [Victoria Cottage, Station Road]
William Thomas VEAL; Head; mar. 33 m; Railway Signalman (Employed); Glos, Stow-on-the-Wold.
Gertrude Annie VEAL; Wife; mar. 32 f -; Glos, Stow-on-the-Wold.
Elizabeth C VEAL; Daughter; - 10 f Scholar; Glos, Stow-on-the-Wold.
Sissey S VEAL; Daughter; - 8 f Scholar; Glos, Stow-on-the-Wold.
Francis C VEAL; Son; - 6 m; Scholar; Worcs, North Littleton.
Jenny G VEAL; Daughter; - 3 f -; Worcs, Offenham.

One uninhabited f.155 [Limetrees, Station Road]


1901

RG13/2790 folios 170-171
A small settlement at Blackminster had been slowly growing since the late 1840s and the opening of Littleton & Badsey Station on 21st April 1884 led to further development. By 1891, a pair of semi-detached houses had been built on Station Road.

Blackminster f.170 [Rose Cottage, Birmingham Road]
Charles HEYWOOD; Head; mar. 32 m; Limestone Burner (Worker); Worcs, North Littleton.
Ruth HEYWOOD; Wife; mar. 35 f -; Worcs, Offenham.
Horace HEYWOOD; Son; - 12 m; -; Worcs, Offenham.
Hilda HEYWOOD; Daughter; - 11 f -; Worcs, Offenham.
Hagar HEYWOOD; Daughter; - 9 f -; Worcs, Offenham.
Hubert HEYWOOD; Son; - 8 m; -; Worcs, Offenham.
Charles H HEYWOOD; Son; - 5 m; -; Worcs, Offenham.
George A HEYWOOD; Son; - 4 m; -; Worcs, Offenham.
Frederick HEYWOOD; Son; - 2 m; -; Worcs, Offenham.
Philip HEYWOOD; Son; - 11 mths m; -; Worcs, Offenham.

Blackminster f.171 [The Old Farm House, Birmingham Road]
Edwin GOULD; Head; mar. 48 m; Farmer and Coal Merchant (Employer); Glos, Pebworth.
Elizabeth A GOULD; Head; mar. 41 f -; Worcs, Offenham.
Frank GOULD; Son; unm. 16 m; Farmer (Worker); Worcs, Cleeve Prior.
Thomas A GOULD; Son; - 15 m; Domestic Gardener (Worker); Worcs, Cleeve Prior.
Lilian L GOULD; Daughter; - 13 f -; Worcs, North Littleton.
Rosa m; GOULD; Daughter; - 12 f -; Worcs, North Littleton.
Hilda K GOULD; Daughter; - 10 f -; Worcs, North Littleton.
Ralph GOULD; Son; - 8 m; -; Worcs, North Littleton.
Gladys GOULD; Daughter; - 4 f -; Worcs, Offenham.
Elsie GOULD; Daughter; - 4 f -; Worcs, Offenham.
Edith m; GOULD; Daughter; - 2 mths f -; Worcs, Offenham.

Blackminster f.171 [Corner House, Station Road]
John HOLMES; Head; mar. 67 m; Market Gardener (Own Account); Glos, Stanton.
Jane HOLMES; Wife; mar. 63 f -; Glos, Charlton Abbots.
George KNIGHT; Boarder; unm. 25 m; Market Gardener (Own Account); Worcs, Offenham. George TAYLOR; Boarder; unm. 22 m; Railway Signalman (Worker); Glos, Honeybourne.

Blackminster f.171 [Victoria Cottage, Station Road]
Francis J WAKEFIELD; Head; mar. 38 m; Market Gardener (Worker); Worcs, North Littleton. Harriet WAKEFIELD; Wife; mar. 36 f -; Glos, Stanton.
Frederick J WAKEFIELD; Son; unm. 17 m; Waiter - Inn (Worker); Worcs, Aldington.
Sidney WAKEFIELD; Son; - 11 m; -; Worcs, Aldington.
Percy WAKEFIELD; Son; - 9 m; -; Worcs, Aldington.
Edward WAKEFIELD; Son; - 8 m; -; Worcs, Aldington.
Eileen WAKEFIELD; Daughter; - 2 f -; Worcs, Aldington.

Blackminster f.171 [Limetrees, Station Road]
Thomas TAYLOR; Head; mar. 40 m; Market Gardener (Worker); Worcs, Offenham.
Kate TAYLOR; Wife; mar. 42 f -; Worcs, Littleton.
Florrie TAYLOR; Daughter; - 10 f -; Worcs, Offenham.
Kate TAYLOR; Daughter; - 8 f -; Worcs, Offenham.
Doris TAYLOR; Daughter; - 2 f -; Worcs, Offenham.
William WAITE; Boarder; unm. 21 m; Railway Porter (Worker); Wilts, Maiston Maisey.
Alfred SMITH; Boarder; unm. 24 m; Railway Signalman (Worker); Glos, Awre.


1911

Offenham Registration District, Evesham, No 379; Registration Sub-District, Broadway, No 379/2; Enumeration District, 11; Civil Parish, Offenham (entire) Ecclesiastical Parish, St Mary and St Milburgh, Offenham; Rural District, Evesham (part of); Parliamentary Borough or Division, Southern or Evesham Division of Worcestershire (part of) Boundary and Contents of Enumeration District: The whole of the civil parish of Offenham: the village of Offenham including Blackminster, Westbury's cottage, Bennetts Hill, Three Cocks, The Boltons, Rock House, The Cross, Faulk Mill, Bridge Inn, new houses in Sheepditch Lane, and cottages at Newtown and the crossroads. Enumerator: William Thomas Careless

145 households were listed in the 1911 census, of which six were in the area of Blackminster which later became part of Badsey; only these houses have been included. Information about the household includes: the schedule number, the address as given on the census and the number of rooms in the house. Notes in italics give the present-day address. The [VS] link takes you to the 1910 Valuation Office Survey which provides additional information about the house.

Information for each person includes: name, relationship to the head of the household, marital status (and for married women, years of marriage, children born alive, number surviving, number dead), age (mths. = months), gender, occupation, place of birth. 'Signed' indicates this person signed the census form. Notes in italics are added by the transcriber.

These records have been transcribed from the findmypast website where, on payment of a subscription, you can see images of the original records. Thanks are due to the following members of The Badsey Society who transcribed and checked the census data: Rosemary Blyth, Steve Bucknall, Jane Croucher, Rosemarie Davies, Paul Green, Wendy Gwynn, Chris Helm, Swanus, David Jack, Doreen Jack, Tom Locke, Mike Lovatt, Valerie Magan, Jane Neill, Christine Nice, Jeff Nice, Lizzie Noyes, John Sharp, Lyn Sharp, Pat Sparrow, Maureen Spinks, Shirley Tutton, Chris Winton.

See also the 1911 census for Badsey, Aldington and Wickhamford.

19. Blackminster, Offenham. Private House, 5 rooms. [Lime Trees, Station Road.] [VS 964]
Thomas TAPLIN; Head; married 60 m; Labourer (market gardener, worker); Worcestershire, Offenham; signed.
Kate TAPLIN; Wife; married (24 yrs, 4 ch, 3 living, 1 died) 51 f; -; Worcestershire, Littleton.
Kate TAPLIN; Daughter; single 17 f; -; Worcestershire, Offenham.
Doris TAPLIN; Daughter; 11 f; School; Worcestershire, Offenham.
Albert William SMITH; Boarder; widower 34 m; Railway Signalman (worker); Gloucestershire, Awre.
Albert William SMITH; Boarder; 6 m; School; Worcestershire, Evesham.
Frederick SMITH; Boarder; 5 m; School; Worcestershire, Evesham.

20. Blackminster, Offenham. Private House, 5 rooms. [Orchard House, Station Road.] [VS 963]
George SHAMMON; Head; married 38 m; Market Gardener (employer); Worcestershire, Evesham; signed.
Fanny SHAMMON; Wife; married (15 yrs, 2 ch, 2 living, 0 died) 36 f; -; Worcestershire, Rous Lench.
George E SHAMMON; Son; 10 m; School; Worcestershire, Bengeworth.
Frederick SHAMMON; Son; 7 m; School; Worcestershire, Bengeworth.

21. Blackminster, Offenham. Private House, 5 rooms. [Victoria Cottage, Station Road.] [VS 968]
Albert HARVEY; Head; married 46 m; Station Master (railway service, worker); Worcestershire, Worcester City; signed.
Jane HARVEY; Wife; married (20 yrs, 7 ch, 7 living, 0 died) 44 f; -; South Wales, Ystradowen.
Arthur Stanley HARVEY; Son; single 16 m; Gardeners Assistant (worker); Worcestershire, Wribbenhall Bewdley.
Jennie Alberta HARVEY; Daughter; 13 f; At Home; Worcestershire, Worcester City.
Albert William HARVEY; Son; 11 m; School; Worcestershire, Offenham.
Frederick Charles HARVEY; Son; 8 m; School; Worcestershire, Offenham.
Henry John HARVEY; Son; 5 m; School; Worcestershire, Offenham.
Alfred Thomas HARVEY; Son; 2 m; -; Worcestershire, Offenham.

22. Blackminster, Offenham. Private House, 5 rooms. [Corner Cottage, Station Road.] [VS 967]
Samuel CLEAVER; Head; married 27 m; Gardener (nursery, worker); Gloucestershire, Broad Marston; signed.
Jane CLEAVER; Wife; married (1 yrs, 0 ch, 0 living, 0 died) 32 f; -; Worcestershire, Suckley.
Charles William ACKERMAN; Lodger; single 29 m; Signalman (GWR, worker); Oxfordshire, Churchill.

23. Blackminster, Offenham. Private House, 5 rooms. [The Old Farmhouse, Birmingham Road.] [VS 1170]
John CARELESS; Head; widower 68 m; Farmer (own account); Worcestershire, South Littleton; signed.
Raymond CARELESS; Son; married 24 m; Assisting in Business (farming, worker); Worcestershire, Offenham.
Gertrude CARELESS; Son's Wife; married (1 yrs, 1 ch, 1 living, - died) 30 f; -; Cheshire, Birkenhead.
Ronald CARELESS; Grandson; 1 m; -; Worcestershire, Offenham.

24. Blackminster, Offenham. Private House, 3 rooms. [Ivanhoe/Rose Cottage, Birmingham Road.] [VS 1178]
Edwin KNIGHT; Head; married 25 m; Lime Burner (lime kilns, worker); Worcestershire, Bennetts Hill Farm, Offenham; signed.
Lilian KNIGHT; Wife; married (3 yrs, 2 ch, 2 living, 0 died) 24 f; -; Worcestershire, South Littleton.
Ernest George KNIGHT; Son; 2 m; -; Worcestershire, South Littleton, .
Reginald KNIGHT; Son; 3 Months m; -; Worcestershire, Blackminster, Offenham.

1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901, 1911.


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