The history of Clophill, Bedfordshire, UK
Including historical descriptions, maps and statistical analysis.
By cross-linking occupier information in the 1911 Census with occupier information in the 1910 Finance Act survey it is possible to identify some of the present addresses of buildings and hence identify who lived there.
It is not possibly to do it for all census entries for a number of reasons. The buildings may have been demolished, the numbers written on the map by the valuer may be illegible or the map may be missing. See How its done for more information.
|Address||Kind of Building|
|High Street||Private House|
|First Names||Surname||Relation||Condition||Sex||Age||Birth year||Occupation||Where born|
|Thomas||MATTHEWS||Head||Married||M||55||1856||House Thatcher||Campton Beds|
|Emily||MATTHEWS||Wife||Married 21 years||F||49||1862||House Duties||Clophill Beds|
|Sidney||MATTHEWS||Son||Single||M||20||1891||Assurance Agent||Clophill Beds|
|Nellie Edith||MATTHEWS||Daughter||Single||F||15||1896||Nurse Domestic||Clophill Beds|
|Ethel May||MATTHEWS||Daughter||F||13||1898||Nurse Domestic||Clophill Beds|
|Charles Edward||MATTHEWS||Son||M||4||1907||Clophill Beds|
|Matthews, Thomas||Dickson, Ellen Elizabeth||Cottage pres & gdn||High Street|
The 1925 Finance Act survey shows that the two cottages were demolished and the present house was built by Mr Appleby, the blacksmith. There was a smithy attached to the west end of the house.