1911 Census Information Entered

So I’ve now got all the 1911 census information entered for Upper Price Street and Gray Street but not Scarcroft View. I’ve also got the Absent Voters List information added for Upper Price Street and Scarcroft View and the latter has helped track down a couple of the missing 1911 census records; I’ve found 1, 2 & 3 Scarcroft View but not 4 or 5. The person on the Absent Voters List for 5 Scarcroft View was actually living in Scarborough when the 1911 census was taken so that doesn’t help.

It looks like the majority of people in the 3 streets worked n the railway in one capacity or another and true to York’s chocolate making history there are a number of confectionery workers. Relatively few of the heads of households were actually born in York illustrating how rapidly York grew at the end of the 19th century.

Some of the names on the Absent Voters List tie in with the names shown on the 1911 census and some don’t, so I think my next bit of research will be to look at the street directories and electoral rolls in York Reference Library to find out who moved and who stayed between 1911 and 1914. I know from my own house deeds that the house was rented out by its owner until the late 1920’s so it is reasonable to assume that owner occupation was not the norm in the area.

I think I might write up a brief history of the area as well to provide some background as I’ve already done quite a bit of research on my own house history. So plenty to do!

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