b'The 1901 Census for Bishop Wilton ParishAndrew SeftonT he Census took place on the 31st March 1901Most Popular Place of Birththroughout the whole country, but this article is about just the Parish of Bishop Wilton. The censusWhere Born Totaltakes place every 10 years and is a snapshot in timeBishop Wilton, Yorks 171of how the village used to be. The 1901 census isHuggate, Yorks 18the latest one we have access to because of the 100 year privacy rule.The census lists the names, ages,Pocklington, Yorks 18occupations and places of birth of people who lived inBolton, Yorks 8the parish. It gives details of the kind of property theyMillington, Yorks 7lived in, but as house numbers for addresses did not arrive until much later, it is difficult to be precise aboutBugthorpe, Yorks 6exactly where they lived. In 1901 the census tellsFangfoss, Yorks 6us there were 451 people living in the village, thereHigh Belthorpe, Yorks 6were 106 inhabited houses, 2 houses inhabited but not in occupation, and 20 houses uninhabited not inYork, Yorks 6occupation. There were 51 tenements of less than 5Nunburnholme, Yorks 5rooms and 231Males and 220 Females. Givendale, Yorks 4Most Popular Surnames Howden, Yorks 4Surname Total Kilham, Yorks 4Robinson 19 Norton, Yorks 4Foster 18 Warter, Yorks 4Wilson 18 Yapham, Yorks 4Bailey 11 Appleton, Yorks 3Brown 11 Full Sutton, Yorks 3Barker 10 Great Givendale, Yorks 3Richmond 10 Holme on Spalding Moor, Yorks 3Robson 10 Leavening, Yorks 3Banks 9 Low Belthorpe, Yorks 3Elsworth 9 Bishop Wiltons oldest resident male was in fact Simpson 9 the vicar, John Adams Eldridge, who was living in Sissons 9 the parsonage house near the church gates (the Sygrove 9 present vicarage was not built until 1906) and was 86. The oldest lady resident was Mary Surridge who Wales 9 was listed as a boarder on parish pay, age 87.The Ware 9 schoolmaster was Harry Bramley who was 45 and born in Nottingham; the school must have been Harrison 8 very active with 60 children in the parish listed as at Johnson 8 school.Farming was the main occupation with 20 Loft 8 giving their main occupation as a farmer but with many more employed on the land. Occupations such Slater 8 as Waggoners, Stockmen, shepherds, and agricultural Smith 8 labourers were very common. Some farms employed Wilkinson 8 many people, the largest employers being the wold farms such as Callis Wold. The old manor house (The Hall) was listed as unoccupied and therefore must have been present in 1901. 40 BULLETIN 4'