1911 Census Returns:
Sunday 2nd April
Enumeration District 7, Enumerator: Thomas Heseltine.
National Archive (Reference TNA RG 14/4 29441)
The whole of the Civil Parish of Thoralby: Comprising Gayle Ing, Barker, Cote Bottom, Blind Syke, How Syke, Swina Cote, Littleburn, Town Head House and cottages, the village of Thoralby, Warnford, Heaning, Riddings, Spickles, Hallgarth, Underscar Barn and Thornbers Barn. The whole in the Parliamentary Division of Richmond. The following information was recorded about each person: forename and surname; relationship to head of house; condition; marital status; number of years married; total children: born alive; living and dead; age (separate columns for males and females); number of rooms occupied; occupation; employment: employer, worker, own account, or working at home; where born; county/place; name of street, place or road, and name or number of house; if from a foreign country and whether blind, deaf-and-dumb, lunatic, imbecile or idiot. Each household was completed by the head of house, enabling you to see your ancestor’s handwriting and signature. (1911 example see below).
The whole of the Township of Thoralby contained 178 inhabitants, of whom 86 were male and 92 were female. There were 47 houses, of which 42 were occupied and 5 were unoccupied.
Above is an image of the 1911 census, page 1, Francis Furnish, Spickles. Unlike previous census returns this one was completed by the householder.
Reproduced with the kind permission of The National Archives (Reference: RG14 29441 0001 O3)