1871 England, Wales & Scotland Census
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Information about 1871 England, Wales & Scotland Census
The 1871 England, Wales & Scotland Census was taken on the night of 2 April 1871 and gave the total population as 26,072,036.
In 1871 Parliament passed the Bank Holidays Act giving England, Wales and Ireland four Bank Holidays (five in Scotland). Also, Alice Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll was published. Lewis Carroll was the pseudonym used by Charles Dodgson. In 1871 he is living at the University of Oxford and is the deacon of the Church of Christchurch.