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Winston Churchill: 1911 census

May 17, 2014

One of my interests for the last several years as being genealogy. After my mother died, I had a need to understand more of my history, and eventually got round to the task of finding it out some years back. For a while, it was an all consuming passion; then, when done, it became an interest, and an occasional maintenance task. And along the way it has given me, for the first time in my life, an interest in history.


This morning, I have been up bright and early, and the rest of the house, even our dog Charlie, are not up yet. Out of a whim, I thought I would try and see where someone famous was at the time of the 1911 census, and, who better to start with, then Winston Churchill.


His occupation is stated as One of Her Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State. Fair enough. He and his wife of two years, Clementine, and their one year old daughter Diana, are in their house with their eight servants.

I also looked back and have shown below his first census, in 1881.

In 1881, he was a 6, a scholar, eldest child of Lord and Lady Randolph Churchill.


I have not found him in the 1901 census. Perhaps he was away, perhaps was reporting somewhere? From a quick look at Wikipedia, he had just retired from the Army after the Boer War.


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