142 people are listed as having a profession or trade, and it is assumed that they were all in employment at the time.

 

One of the noticeable differences between the 1841 and 1851 census is that 45 women were employed in a profession or trade in the 1851 census against 9 in the 1841. These were mainly professions or trades carried out at home of course as a cottage industry and do not include those registered as Household Duties.

 

Including males and females, a high proportion are now employed in connection with the textile/hosiery industry. Lace workers have gone up from 2 to 18 (including 1 male) which is presumably due to an increasing demand from Castle Donnington and Nottingham who put out work to cottage workers using lace agents. We can see that there has been an increase in the number of framework knitters from 6 to 10.

 

The number of agricultural workers have remained about the same.

 

There as also been an emergence of workers associated with the Spar industry in Griffydam, in parallel with the development of this localised industry in Coleorton, Thringstone and Pegg’s Green.

 

The number of coal miners has increased slightly from 9 to 11 still at a surprisingly low number.

 

There would have been 2 publicans licenced  with the addition of the Griffin Inn to the Waggon & Horses although only one is listed.

There were 6 paupers listed. However 2 were also listed as hawkers, 1 as a lace maker and 1 as a labourer.

 

 

The following is a list of the professions and trades:-

1851 CENSUS

Summary

Households = 72 

People: Total 301  (Males=157, Females=144)

Ages: 15 & Under = 118, Over 60 = 29 (oldest being 89) and 1 unknown

 

Where a person is listed as having more than 1 trade each trade has been counted in the numbers above

1851 Census Records

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