Ever wondered how our ancestors were enumerated if they died on the day a census was taken?
The 1871 census was taken on 2nd April that year. A census schedule would have been given to each household to fill in, which would have been collected by the census enumerator. In the case of one householder however, the enumerator wrote that they were “dead since schedule served”.
The census enumerator has spelled schedule as “sheudle” – but to be honest it is a difficult word to spell!