Discover your ancestors who were included in the 1801 census in Dartford, England. Explore how many families lived in your relative’s household, details of those family members, and if they were employed in agriculture. The records may also reveal whether your relative was a lodger, a servant, a prisoner, or the inmate of a workhouse.

Each record comprises a transcript of the original census. The amount of information listed varies, but the records usually include a combination of the following information about your ancestor:

  • First name(s)
  • Last name
  • Status (i.e. lodger, servant, marital status, pensioner, relation to head of household, workhouse inmate, prisoner, ‘nurse child’)
  • Number of families in the house
  • Males
  • Wives, females, servants
  • Employment in agriculture
  • District
  • Place
  • County
  • Country

The record set comprises over 2,580 records from 20 districts in Dartford, Kent.

This record set includes eight ‘nurse children’, 27 male inmates and 46 female inmates of the workhouse, and 11 male inmates and 6 female inmates of Dartford Bridewell.


Dartford is the main town in the borough of Dartford in the county of Kent. The town of Dartford is 16 miles from central London and is situated on the border of Kent and Greater London. The Borough of Dartford is a local government district, which has been given borough status, in the far northwest of the county of Kent. The borough’s council is in Dartford.