Historical Research

Durham City: The 1851 Census

By David Butler

 

ISBN 0-9519088-0-4

 

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Historical Research / Other Publications and Articles by David Butler

 

Durham Historical Enterprises also offers a research service, based on an extensive knowledge of the documentary sources available for the history of the North-East of England. The research service operates on a hourly rate of £30 per hour, payable in advance. Please contact us to discuss your needs.

 

As examples of the type of work which can be undertaken, some of the publications produced by David Butler are given below

 

‘“A Plan So Replete with Advantage to the Traveller”: The Building of Durham’s North Road, 1828 – 1830’, Bulletin of the Durham County Local History Society, no. 35 (December 1985), pages 22-34

 

 

‘Street Lighting in Durham before the Advent of Gas’, Bulletin of the Durham County Local History Society, no. 38 (May 1987), pages 23-33

 

 

Tithe Apportionments and Maps of the City of Durham (Durham County Local History Society, 1988) [ISBN 0-902958-12-7]

 

 

‘Rounding-Up or Rounding Down in Durham in 1851’, Journal of the Northumberland and Durham Family History Society, vol. 18, no. 1 (Spring 1993), pages 7-9

 

 

‘The Counters Encountered: The Durham City Enumerators in the 1851 Census’, Bulletin of the Durham County Local History Society, no. 50 (May 1993), pages 81-87

 

 

‘Unusual Groceries … or an Accident Waiting to Happen’, Bulletin of the Durham County Local History Society, no. 52 (May 1994), pages 42-49

 

 

The Beginnings of Spennymoor: The 1851 Census (Spennymoor and Tudhoe Local History Society, 1994), jointly with members of the Tudhoe and Spennymoor Local History Society [ISBN 9-9523017-0-9]

 

 

‘Defeating the Demon Drink: The 1904 Licensing Act and Its Implementation in Durham City’, Bulletin of the Durham County Local History Society, no. 54 (May 1995), pages 52-65

 

 

‘Absent from Home in Durham City on Census Night 1851’, Bulletin of the Durham County Local History Society, no. 55 (November 1995), pages 24-31

Durham 1849: Public Health Act, Report to the General Board of Health on Durham (edited with an introduction), (Durham County Local History Society, 1997) [ISBN 0-902958-15-1]

 

 

Seaham Harbour: The First Generation (The 1851 Census of Dawdon Township) (Seaham Census Group, 1996), jointly with Donald Miller and members of the Seaham W.E.A. Evening Class [ISBN 0-9528329-0-9]

 

 

‘Durham City, Its Boundaries and Population, 1801 – 1974’, Bulletin of the Durham County Local History Society, no. 59 (May 1999), pages 3-29

 

 

‘Before the Prince Bishop: The First Steam Boat on the River Wear at Durham’, Bulletin of the Durham County Local History Society, no. 61 (May 2000), pages 46-51

 

 

An ‘object … practicable and most desirable’: The History of Durham Indoor Market, 1851 – 2001 (Durham, 2000), jointly with Colin Wilkes [ISBN 0-9519088-1-2]

 

 

‘More Counters Encountered: The Census Enumerators and Enumeration Districts of Durham City, 1842-1901’, Bulletin of the Durham County Local History Society, vol.67 (April 2005), pp.78-97

 

 

‘“The Chief Ornament of his Native City”: William Henderson and the Building of Durham’s Town Hall, 1848-1851’, Journal of the Durham County Local History Society, vol.75 (February 2010), pp.38-72 – British Association of Local History award winner, 2011