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  Population figures for Beguildy parish  
 

POPULATION GRAPH FOR BEGUILDY

 
  The actual recorded figures for the population of the parish were:-  
  In the year 1841 - 1051 people
In the year 1851 - 1037
In the year 1861 - 1203
In the year 1871 - 1123
In the year 1881 - 994
In the year 1891 - 907
In the year 1901 - 799

 
  Most people in the parish were farmers, farm labourers or farm servants, but there were also craftsmen and tradesmen. (See pages on Earning a Living).
In 1861 work was going on constructing the railway line which just enters Beguildy parish by Knucklas. Perhaps some local people were working on this project. After 1861 the numbers of people fell.
 
  Compare this graph with those of other large rural parishes in the area like Bleddfa or Stanage.
Is the overall trend the same?
If the trend differs, in what way does it differ?
 
 

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