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Below you will find census records from 1841 to 1901 providing a wonderful insight into the people living in the village during that period, and a great source of information for those researching their ancestors. 

When the early censuses for Griffydam were carried out, the Bottom Brand and Vinegar Hill north from the Waggon and Horses were still in the township and Chapelry of Worthington, which at that time was still part of the Parish of Breedon on the Hill. The liberty of Newbold/Newbold Hurst, Gelsmoor and Griffydam were hamlets included as part of the Township of Worthington.


It is worth noting that geographical areas are not consistent and changed each census year. In addition, there is no consistency in the enumerators walk and they would certainly have been unclear where the boundary lines were. i.e. Cart Brook, Gelsmoor, Lower Brand, Peggs Green boundary and Thringstone Township boundary.

Many people didn't know where and when they were born so there are some discrepancies from one census to another, added to which, the handwritten census records have been very difficult to read and transcribe.

To view records and analysis for each Census year click on the links above. Below you will find summary graphs showing the population figures of Griffydam and professions over the 1841-1901 period.  

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The graphs above and below indicate professions with 4 or more people in any given Census year.

The figures above show the actual numbers working in each of these industries.

The figures below illustrate the percentage of people involved in these professions compared to the total number of people employed in all trades (including trades not listed in the graphs). A detailed breakdown of all employment in Griffydam can be found on each individual Census page. 

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