# Yorkshire in 1841

These maps are based on an analysis of Kays in the 1841 census for Yorkshire. The first shows Kays across the whole county, and is loosely based on the old wapentakes (the Norse equivalent of the English hundred), but with some variations – see footnote^{1} for more on this.

The variants Kay, Kaye, Key and Keay are included, but not anything beginning with ‘Mac’ or ‘Mc’. See Yorkshire Names in 1841 for the names we found and where we found them.

We’re showing counts of both households (where the first person named was a Kay) and people (all Kays, including those in non-Kay households and institutions, such as the workhouse)^{2}. You can use the radio buttons to display the information:

- The basic numbers
- Those numbers adjusted for the size of the wapentakes
- The numbers adjusted as a factor of the total population of the wapentakes

Hover over any wapentake to see the figures, or you can touch it if you are using a touch-sensitive screen.

It’s clear that the majority of Kays lived in the West Riding (Agbrigg alone counts for 46% of the Yorkshire Kays), but so did a lot of people – 73% of the population lived in the West Riding in 1841. On these maps we can only suggest that you, the reader, draw your own conclusions. Do please use the radio buttons to investigate the differences when looking at the distribution based on area or population.

Our second map homes in on those most populated parts of the county, and goes down to parish level. To the left are those parts of Lancashire where the most Kays were found in 1841, those parishes in the south east of the county^{3}. The two counties are slightly separated for clarity.

Again we leave conclusions to the reader, but the concentration of Kays in the parishes of Kirkheaton, Kirkburton, Emley and Almondbury has to be remarked on, particularly when viewing Kays relative to the total population – the density is higher than anything to be found in Lancashire.

## More Detail

That concentration has led us to a more detailed examination of that end of Yorkshire, taking it down to the townships. Click on the link to view the details, and use the links you'll then see to examine them on a parish by parish basis.

This table shows the townships in the parish of Almondbury. The three columns of figures give respectively the number of Kays, the total number of people in the township, and the number of Kays per 50,000 people in the population. Figures in brackets are the number of households. Click on the link under this table to close it, or use the Previous and Next links to move through the other parishes.

*Township*

*Kays*

*Total*

*Per 50000*

This table shows the townships in the parish of Emley. The three columns of figures give respectively the number of Kays, the total number of people in the township, and the number of Kays per 50,000 people in the population. Figures in brackets are the number of households. Click on the link under this table to close it, or use the Previous and Next links to move through the other parishes.

The township of Cumberworth spreads across the parishes of Emley, High Hoyland and Kirkburton. The numbers shown here are those the census recorded under Emley.

*Township*

*Kays*

*Total*

*Per 50000*

This table shows the townships in the parish of Halifax. The three columns of figures give respectively the number of Kays, the total number of people in the township, and the number of Kays per 50,000 people in the population. Figures in brackets are the number of households. Click on the link under this table to close it, or use the Previous and Next links to move through the other parishes.

*Township*

*Kays*

*Total*

*Per 50000*

This table shows the townships in the parish of High Hoyland. The three columns of figures give respectively the number of Kays, the total number of people in the township, and the number of Kays per 50,000 people in the population. Figures in brackets are the number of households. Click on the link under this table to close it, or use the Previous and Next links to move through the other parishes.

The township of Cumberworth spreads across the parishes of Emley, High Hoyland and Kirkburton. The numbers shown here are those the census recorded under High Hoyland.

*Township*

*Kays*

*Total*

*Per 50000*

This table shows the townships in the parish of Huddersfield. The three columns of figures give respectively the number of Kays, the total number of people in the township, and the number of Kays per 50,000 people in the population. Figures in brackets are the number of households. Click on the link under this table to close it, or use the Previous and Next links to move through the other parishes.

*Township*

*Kays*

*Total*

*Per 50000*

This table shows the townships in the parish of Kirkburton. The three columns of figures give respectively the number of Kays, the total number of people in the township, and the number of Kays per 50,000 people in the population. Figures in brackets are the number of households. Click on the link under this table to close it, or use the Previous and Next links to move through the other parishes.

The township of Cumberworth spreads across the parishes of Emley, High Hoyland and Kirkburton. The numbers shown here are those the census recorded under Kirkburton.

*Township*

*Kays*

*Total*

*Per 50000*

This table shows the townships in the parish of Kirkheaton. The three columns of figures give respectively the number of Kays, the total number of people in the township, and the number of Kays per 50,000 people in the population. Figures in brackets are the number of households. Click on the link under this table to close it, or use the Previous and Next links to move through the other parishes.

*Township*

*Kays*

*Total*

*Per 50000*

This table shows the townships in the parish of Penistone. The three columns of figures give respectively the number of Kays, the total number of people in the township, and the number of Kays per 50,000 people in the population. Figures in brackets are the number of households. Click on the link under this table to close it, or use the Previous and Next links to move through the other parishes.

*Township*

*Kays*

*Total*

*Per 50000*

This table shows the townships in the parish of Rochdale. The three columns of figures give respectively the number of Kays, the total number of people in the township, and the number of Kays per 50,000 people in the population. Figures in brackets are the number of households. Click on the link under this table to close it, or use the Previous and Next links to move through the other parishes.

*Township*

*Kays*

*Total*

*Per 50000*

This table shows the townships in the parish of Sandal Magna. The three columns of figures give respectively the number of Kays, the total number of people in the township, and the number of Kays per 50,000 people in the population. Figures in brackets are the number of households. Click on the link under this table to close it, or use the Previous and Next links to move through the other parishes.

*Township*

*Kays*

*Total*

*Per 50000*

This table shows the townships in the parish of Silkstone. The three columns of figures give respectively the number of Kays, the total number of people in the township, and the number of Kays per 50,000 people in the population. Figures in brackets are the number of households. Click on the link under this table to close it, or use the Previous and Next links to move through the other parishes.

*Township*

*Kays*

*Total*

*Per 50000*

This table shows the townships in the parish of Tankersley. The three columns of figures give respectively the number of Kays, the total number of people in the township, and the number of Kays per 50,000 people in the population. Figures in brackets are the number of households. Click on the link under this table to close it, or use the Previous and Next links to move through the other parishes.

*Township*

*Kays*

*Total*

*Per 50000*

This table shows the townships in the parish of Thornhill. The three columns of figures give respectively the number of Kays, the total number of people in the township, and the number of Kays per 50,000 people in the population. Figures in brackets are the number of households. Click on the link under this table to close it, or use the Previous and Next links to move through the other parishes.

*Township*

*Kays*

*Total*

*Per 50000*

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