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Families within Civil Parish of Abbots Langley

A
Allen
Andrews
Ashwell
B
Bailey
Baldwin
Bennet
Bishop
Brown
Bull
Bullock
C
Charge
Childs
Cole
Cooper
Currall
D
Daniels
Davie
F
Ford
G
Goodman
H
Hall
Hart (Knox-Hart)
Hill
J
Johnson
Jordon
K
King
Knox-Hart (Hart)
L
Law
Lawrence
Lewis
Littlewood
Longstaff
M
Maunders
Morgan
N
Neary
P
Peddar
Perry
Puddifoot
R
Rumney
S
Seabrook
Smith
Solsbury
Steers
T
Timson
Tucker
Turner
Twitchell
W
Wells
Wheeler
Wikins
Wilson
Wood
Woodwards
Y
Young



Families within 
Civil Parish of
St. Michaels.

A
Abbot
B
Bishop
Bonnell
Brient
Bryant
C
Catlin
Child
Cook
Cooper
Cope
Cosier
D
Dell
Doggett
Durrant
F
Filbee
Finch
Fitzjohn
Fox
Freeman
G
Garreth
Green
Greenaway
Gulston
H
Harrowell
Head
Hill
Hobbs
Howard
Hulchin
Hyett
I
Ingham
K
Knowles
L
Latchford
Lay
Lee
Leigh
Leno
Little
Littlechild
Lofts
Luck
M
Mandell
Martin
Mayo
McCullock
P
Parkins
Payne
Pedley
Pelley
Peploe
Rye
S
Seabrook
Sears
Sharp
Smith
Snoxall
Stowe
T
Tapp
Tarbox
Timson
Turner
W
Wedgeinfielde
Wells
Wheeler
Whitehead
Wilson
Winch
Woodwards








1851  Census
Individual & Family Histories.
The National Archive
As a result of the Local Government Act of 1894, Parish Councils overseeing Civil parishes were fully reinstated or created, primarily to do away with the huge parishes (ecclesiastically based) which otherwise existed in some parts of the country. The 1901 census was undertaken using the civil parishes as the delineating boundaries. 

In this area there were  THREE civil parishes which include Leverstock Green Results: St. Mary's Hemel Hempstead; St. Michael's Rural and Abbots Langley. (Nash Mills was created later in the 20th century.) The civil parishes were based on the old Ecclesiastical parishes for the most part, and Leverstock Green had developed over the centuries to include parts of all three of these parishes.  With the establishment of a church of its own, the ecclesiastical parish of Holy Trinity Leverstock Green in 1901 straddled all these three.  See A Church for Leverstock Green.
The Hertfordshire Village Book by The  Hertfordshire Federation of Women's Institutes recorded the fact that the 1901 census showed that there were 163 inhabited houses with a population of 649, an apparent decline. (Probably due to how the figures are calculated, and change in boundaries) [S 36 p.107 ]

Unfortunately according to the census returns I have at my disposal, this figure is slightly inaccurate, and the breakdown should be as follows; 

1901 Census Breakdown of Population within 
Civil Parishes in Leverstock Green
Abbots Langley   173
St. Michaels      228
Hemel Hempstead243
TOTAL 644
Living in 1901
St. Michaels FamiliesAbbots Langley FamiliesHemel Hempstead FamilesPopulation figuresDwellingsHouseholds3 Largest HouseholdsOccupations, Origins & Gender
1881 census
Families Within Civil Parish of
Hemel Hempstead
A
Amfield
Ashwell
Ayres
B
Bennett
Beveridge
Biswell
Blea
Boulton
Brigginshaw
C
Carl
Carter
Charge
Cole
Cox
D
Dell
E
Edwards
F
Floyd
Fountain
Franklin
G
Gill
Ginger
Goodenough
H
Herbert
Hill
Hooker
Horwood
Hoiwe
Howlet
J
Jordon
K
Kempster
Kentish
L
Lack
Lee
Leno
Lewis
M
Manders
Markes
Matthews
N
Neal
Newton
O
Oakley
Orchard

pearse
Perry
R
Ranshaw
Rose
Ruddock
Ruenhall
S
Sage
Seabrook
Sears
Sheppard
Smallbone
T
Taylor
Thorn
Tibbett
Tibett
W
Wallis
Western
Wheeler
Wild
Williams
Withers
Woodwards
Wright


Similarly the breakdown of inhabited dwellings by Civil Parish, also differs from that recorded by the WI.  It is however very strange, that the WI population figure is larger by 4, yet the number of dwellings they give is smaller by 3.

1901 Census Breakdown of Inhabited Dwellings 
in Leverstock Green by Civil Parish
Abbots Langley   43
St. Michaels      60
Hemel Hempstead53
TOTAL 166

Initially only the results from Abbots Langley and St. Michael's areas were available from the PRO census website   as for some reason only enumeration districts 1, 2, 4 & 5  from Hemel Hempstead were added to their data base - district 3  the Leverstock Green  district, is unfortunately missing! However, through a very helpful member of staff at the PRO I was eventually able to download them via a different route. July 2006 - I have now finished transcribing the census returns for all three civil parishes within Leverstock Green, and am now able to start analyzing the information.

A full list of surnames is now published here, (See Left)
PLEASE  VISIT THIS PAGE AGAIN IN THE FUTURE I'M ADDING MORE ALL THE TIME
Civil & Ecclesiastical Boundaries
The 1901 Census for England was taken on the night of 31 March 1901. The following information was requested: Name of street, avenue road, etc.; house number or name; whether or not the house was inhabited; number of rooms occupied if less than five; name of each person that had spent the night in that household; relationship of person enumerated to the head of the family; each person's marital status; age at last birthday (sex is indicated by which column the age is recorded in); each person's occupation; whether they are employer or employee or neither; person's place of birth; whether deaf, dumb, blind, or lunatic.
Enumeration forms were distributed to all households a couple of days before census night and the complete forms were collected the next day. All responses were to reflect the individual's status as of 31 March 1901 for all individuals who had spent the night in the house. People who were traveling or living abroad were enumerated at the location where they spent the night on census night. All of the details from the individual forms were later sorted and copied into enumerators' books, which are the records we can view images of today. The original householders schedules from 1841 to 1901 were destroyed.
Details concerning the rest of the villagers' occupations.
LEVERSTOCK GREEN'S HOUSEHOLDS IN 1901

Of the 166 inhabited dwellings within Leverstock Green, 93 of them, that is 53%, had 4 rooms or less.  Of these, 2 had only 3 rooms, 1 had only 2 rooms and one dwelling at Adeyfield Farm, occupied by 70 year old Eliza Kentish, had only the one room.
Most households were of 2 – 5 inhabitants, with only 10 households of 8 or more. The three largest households of 10 or more were Leverstock Green Farm (10), The Three Horseshoes Public House (12), and PC Sharp’s residence at 3 Leverstock Green (11), now known as 3 Church Cottages. See page on Church Cottages.  Their respective details are shown below:  Other large households included 
           and their 7 children aged from 3 to 18. They lived 
           somewhere along Leverstock Green Road between Hill Farm 
           and The Crabtree.
William Parkins (L) with his fish cart
 and son Thomas.
Taken much later
ABOVE:Lydia Parkins and her sons.

LEFT: Willliam & Lydia Parkins. William died aged 54 in 1916.
A painting of the Vicarage thought to have been painted by the Rev. A Durrant.

For further details on the Durrant Family click here.
BELOW: LEVERSTOCK GREEN'S LARGEST HOUSEHOLDS IN 1901
LEFT: Alice & William Sharp

RIGHT: William & his 3 sons, WW1
The Three Horseshoes, where the Filbees lived.
Leverstock Green Farm, home of the Knox-Harts.
Some of the dwellings on the Village Green at the turn of the 20th Century.
For more information on the 1901 Census results for Leverstock Green, covering Occupations, Origins and Gender, please click here.
ABOVE: The Sharp's home, No 3 Leverstock Green.

LEFT: The Sharpe familuy taken in Stevenage about 1885 shortly before moving to Leverstock Green.

L-R: Grandpa William Sharp, Betsey Annie, Grandma Alice holding Winnifred, Charlie, Harry.
Front Row L-R: Sarah, Emma, Helen, Alice, William

From information received from a decendant of Herbert Filbee, William had had a distinguished career in the Metrapolitan Police Force before moving to the Three Horshoes a few years earlier.
THE LEVERSTOCK GREEN CHRONICLE
an in-depth history of one village in Hertfordshire UK.
Click to link to principle LG Chronicle web pages.
Leverstock Green Chronicle pre 20th Home Page

Maplinks page (for large scale and old maps of the area.)

20th Century Leverstock Green   21st century Leverstock Green