Census records are variable and I have not been able to identify Fugar House on all of them. This is because some enumerators have not identified particular houses. However, in summary and according to my evidence, this house has been in multiple occupancy throughout its history
1841 census – unable to locate
1851 census – a total of 16 people living in Fugar House who can be identified as follows (for reasons shown below I have not included the Dunn family in this calculation):
1) Eleanor Storey, widow of an agricultural labourer pauper
Jane Davison, daughter widow of quarryman pauper + Jane’s two daughters
2) William Charlton, Market gardener, his wife and two daughters
3) George Swinburne, Railway labourer + wife and two children
4) William Dunn, Farmer, his wife, 10 children and a servant (*see entry for 1861 census.)
5) Thomas Temple, agricultural labourer + wife.
1)George Swinburne, his wife and 4 children
2)Elizabeth Charlton, widow, market gardener and two daughters
*There is an additional entry for Fugar House Farm. This implies that the entry for William Dunn in the 1851 census was incorrectly enumerated. William Dunn is here described as a farmer farming 170 acres employing 4 men and 1 boy
No distinction between properties – all identified simply as ‘Whickham’. I have located George Swinburn here, now classed as a railway inspector but there is no clue as to where he is living. I also searched for William Dunn to see if that would provide a clue but he moved to Houghton le Spring and is classed as a retired farmer.
Enumerated as Fugar Houses. No Fugar House as such (* but see 1901 and 1911 census return).
1)William Routledge, mason, wife and five children
2)Hannah Forster, widow, dressmaker and three children
3)John Doran, colliery labourer, wife and seven children
4) George Eltringham, railway labourer, wife and two children
Not possible to locate accurately from enumerator’s description
Entries shown as Fugar Houses on either side of Fugar Bar. No specifically named Fugar House. However, as some of the names correspond to those in the 1911 census, my conclusion is that these entries do refer to Fugar House.
William Rutledge, his wife and 4 children
Jane Doran, widow + 2 children and a boarder
Richard Maddick, wife and 9 children
Jane Doran, widow and family (6 people) 4 rooms
Elizabeth Rutledge, widow and family (6 people) 3 rooms
Richard Meddick, coalminer, wife and 6 children 4 rooms
Joseph, Margaret and Herbert Jackson
Alfred and Elsie Douglas