1851 Four County Census Transcriptions


A DVD containing a set of scanned images of the 1851 Four Counties census transcriptions containing over 1,500,000 transcriptions!



Gloucestershire – Somerset – Wiltshire- Bristol – Part of Southern Warwickshire and part Worcestershire

This “One Stop Shop” item is for anyone tracing ancestors in these areas. All these counties are fully transcribed and have an alphabetical Name index which will literally save you HOURS of searching.

In 1851 families were beginning to fragment and move around, as towns grew and became more industrialized, people moved in from the country. This CD will help if you had ancestors with ‘Wanderlust’ or maybe ‘in-laws’ they just wanted to get away from.

Transcribing the 1851 Census started in 1995 with the permission of the Public Record Office, and now over 1,500,000 records have been transcribed. These records are available on one CD.

Images reproduced by courtesy of the Public Record Office, London.


Great Grandmaster A-Z index covering all completed Counties Gloucs, Bristol, Somerset & Wiltshire
Children and the spouse with the same Surname as the “Head” have been removed from this index to reduce the volume.
ALL surnames at every residence are represented.

Gloucestershire & Southern Warwickshire
(Stratford on Avon and South there from)
All Parishes – 881 locations 550,000 records

Bristol & Bedminster
Bedminster, Castle Precincts, Christchurch, Clifton, Ewen, Leonard, Werburgh, Horfield Barracks, Maryleport, Orphanage, St Andrews, St Augustine, St Barnabas, St John St Mary, St Michael, St Paul, St Nicholas, St James & St Paul, St Peter & Jacob “in & Out”, St Stephen, Temple

Also in Bristol Northern Suburbs
Shirehampton, Henbury, Westbury on Trym, Filton, Stoke Gifford, Winterbourne, Stapleton
as Enumerated & Various Indexing Included
Somerset and Wiltshire
(Every Town, Village, Hamlet & Bus Stop)

Worcestershire is 50% transcribed


For a more detailed description of all the villages on a certain film or census – go the PRO Web Page at http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/help-with-your-research/research-guides/?research-category=family-history and in the left where it says “Type Reference Here” – type in the film # exactly – ie: HO 107/1995 it will give you the contents – you will have to read a little to see where to click next.