The 1841 census shows the Riverhead area to have contained a broad cross - section of Georgian urban society.
William Major, although a tradesman, was visibly laying claim to middle class status by his maintenance of three female servants and one man servant as well as two apprentices.
This was a large and obviously prosperous household and compares well with the more obviously established middle class households such as the Nells and the Norfolks.
UK 1841 Census Returns: Lincolnshire, Louth
|Name||Age (male)||Age (female)||Occupation||County of Birth|
|Ann Aisling||20||Female Servant||Lincs|
|Elizabeth ???||14||Female Servant||Lincs|
|Ann King||30||Female Servant||Lincs|
|George Burton||25||Man Servant||Lincs|
|John Smith||15||Butcher's Apprentice||Lincs|
|George Foster||15||Butcher's Apprentice||Lincs|
|* Also Pigot & Co's 1828 Directory for Lincolnshire, as well as the Padley Survey|