Census Celebrities: Karl Marx

Karl MarxAs well as giving us a wealth of information on our own ancestors, the census returns can give us a snapshot of life for some of the UK or US’s more famous inhabitants throughout the 1800s. The census returns recorded everyone living in the country on the night it was taken – even royalty were obliged to complete the census! Recently we found Karl Marx on the 1871 UK census, living in London at Maitland Park Road, St Pancras with his wife and daughters, and one servant. He describes himself as an author.


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