Surrey statistical analysis

This table [PDF] provides a statistical breakdown of the household and hearth number data calculated by analysing the original return. Data has been tabulated by hundred and then by collection unit as provided on the manuscript, i.e. parish or, where appropriate, township within parish (these are identified through the use of lower case text). The parishes have been arranged alphabetically, as in the original manuscript, rather than geographically.

Figures in the columns of hearths 1 to 10+ record the number of households with that number of hearths, while the figures in the column ‘List of 10+’ show, in square brackets, the hearth number of each individual household with 10 or more hearths. Where there are illegible entries, the number of these has been noted.

Analytical rationale

Where there are no illegible entries for a given collection unit, the figures have been calculated using the number of households and hearth numbers as given on the manuscript. Where this differs from the scribe’s total as given on the manuscript or the total given in the 1940 volume, it has been marked ‘calculated total’.

In some cases, although there are illegible entries for a given collection unit, it is possible, through recourse to the scribe’s total given on the manuscript, to calculate the number of hearths for the missing entries and in these cases, this number has been used in the table and marked ‘manuscript total’.

In cases where there are illegible entries and it is not possible to calculate the total number of hearths from the scribal total, the total provided in the 1940 volume has been used.

In cases where there are a significant number of illegible entries and the 1940 volume does not supply a total, an estimated total based upon the available entries has been applied and marked ‘estimated total’.

In cases where the majority of entries are illegible, data for these collection units has been omitted and these are marked [All Missing].