Re: British census terms #unitedkingdom

Caroline Gurney <research@...>

According to Edward Higgs' book A Clearer Sense of the Census (HMSO, London, 1996), pages 66-68, the distinction was between boarders, who took their meals at the same table as the family, and lodgers, who lived in the same house as the family but took their meals separately. 

Caroline Gurney
Portishead, UK

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