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The transcript below includes Cordelia Roffey aged 55, working as a female servant with, presumably her daughter Esther. They were living in what was known as Brighthelmstone (nowadays known as Brighton) very close to the seafront. At the time of the 1841 census, the town of Brighthelmstone was in decline after a period of relative prosperity due to fishing activities. It was, however, starting to enjoy some popularity as a holiday resort and a number of large hotels were constructed along the seafront which is reflected in the number of female servants living in the area.

Address Hs Forename Surname Age Profession Born Born
M F C'nty O's
1 Elizabeth Stone 20 F S N
Sarah Harmer 20 F S N
1 Jane D'Arcy 40 Ind N
Caroline D'Arcy 39 Ind N
Charlotte D'Arcy 35 Ind N
Susan Rousseau 20 F S Y
Mary Hunt 20 F S Y
1 Cordelia Roffy 55 F S Y
Esther Roffy 25 F S Y
Mary Stringer 25 F S Y
1 George Parkinson 54 Chemist N
Ann Parkinson 49 N
Jane Savery 52 Ind N
Sophia Douglas 40 Ind N
Douglas Savery 23 Clergyman N
Mary Simmonds 25 F S N
Harriett Ford 20 Ind N
John Evans 11 M S N
Isabella Willis 10 N
John Phillips 4 N
1 Sarah Mockford 20 F S Y
1 Catherine Hunt 25 Ind N
Mary Wish 20 F S N
Elizabeth White 15 Ind N
1 Ann Sober 60 Ind Y

Notes:

  1.  'Bn C'nty' stands fot 'Born in County'
  2.  'Bn O's' stands for 'Born Overseas'
  3.  'Wstn Bldgs' stands for 'Weston Buildings'
  4.  'F S' stands for 'Female Servant'
  5.  'Ind' implies of 'Independant Means', i.e. not working
  6.  'Ag Lab' stands for 'Agricultural Labourer'
  7.  Ages above 15 are rounded down to the nearest 5 years
  8.  Ref to original census record: HO107 / 1122 / Book 8, f 37, p 22.
  1.  'Bn C'nty' stands fot 'Born in County'
  2.  'Bn O's' stands for 'Born Overseas'
  3.  'Weston Bldgs' stands for 'Weston Buildings'
  4.  'F S' stands for 'Female Servant'
  5.  'Ind' implies of 'Independant Means', i.e. not working
  6.  'Ag Lab' stands for 'Agricultural Labourer'
  7.  Ages above 15 are rounded down to the nearest 5 years
  8.  Ref to original census record: HO107 / 1122 / Book 8, f 37, p 22.
  1.  'Bn C'nty' stands fot 'Born in County'
  2.  'Bn O's' stands for 'Born Overseas'
  3.  'F / M S' stands for 'Female / Male Servant'
  4.  'Ind' implies of 'Independant Means', i.e. not working
  5.  'Ag Lab' stands for 'Agricultural Labourer'
  6.  Ages above 15 are rounded down to the nearest 5 years
  7.  Ref to original census record: HO107 / 1122 / Book 8, f 37, p 22.
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